Police Department

Outdoor Warning System

Spring is the time of year when Texas residents must prepare for severe weather. That weather is usually tornado related. The City of Euless has seven outdoor sirens, each with a radius of approximately one mile. This Outdoor Warning System consists of a series of radio activated speakers installed on top of poles located throughout the City. The Outdoor Warning System is tested on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. If the weather is overcast or rainy and that a test could be mistaken for an actual alert, the test is not performed.

This Outdoor Warning System is not designed for indoor alerting. If a resident is indoors with the windows closed and any white noise such as an air conditioner is present, it may not be possible to hear this warning system. Sirens are the most effective method to warn the population at large in the shortest amount of time that a tornado warning has been activated, especially for residents who may be outdoors and are not in contact with the normal news media.

We highly recommend that residents purchase a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio. A NOAA Weather Radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service Office. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day. NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards – including natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages). These radios may be purchased at any electronic retail store.