Are controlled by Eaton County Central Dispatch and are sounded based on written policy and procedure.
Are activated when the National Weather Service issues or re-issues a Tornado Warning in a confirmed area, during a Severe Thunderstorm Warning ONLY IF destructive winds of 80 mph or greater are observed, or without a warning, when reliable reports from TRAINED weather spotters indicate a tornado or extreme winds are occurring or imminent in the area.
They are called OUTDOOR warning sirens for a reason. They are designed to let those who are outside know they need to seek immediate shelter and information inside. The sirens are not intended to be heard inside your house, in your vehicle, or in a business. They are NOT designed to wake you up if you are sleeping.
You need to have other sources of alerts, warnings, and notifications (e.g., sign up for local alerts by texting EATON to 67283, purchase a NOAA Weather Radio, news apps, television, etc.) besides an outdoor warning siren.
Relying solely on outdoor warning sirens to prompt you to take shelter might potentially endanger your safety.