TESTING OF THE CITY OF PELLA OUTDOOR WARNING SYSTEM WILL BE CONDUCTED TUESDAY MARCH 27.
The City of Pella has upgraded its outdoor warning system. To be in compliance with FCC regulations regarding narrow banding by the year 2013, all Pella outdoor warning system components have been upgraded and re-programmed. The final step of the upgrade was completed on Thursday, March 15, 2012 when audible testing of all sites was conducted during the day. During the testing it was found that the Bos Landen site did not function properly. Diligent repairs were made to the Bos Landen site and the entire system will undergo audible testing on Tuesday, March 27. The testing will be postponed if the threat of severe weather is imminent. The City of Pella website and KNIA/KRLS will provide updates regarding the schedule of testing.
In coordination with the National Weather Service Severe Weather Awareness week, Pella Police Department will participate in the statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Residents of Pella are encouraged to take this opportunity to familiarize themselves with the outdoor warning system tones, focusing on the site best suitable to monitor in the event of an actual warning.
Additionally, the Police Department will deviate from the normal first Saturday of the month testing of the outdoor warning system (May 5) to avoid confusion to Tulip Time visitors. The testing will be completed on Saturday, April 28 at noon.
For questions contact Pella Police Department Communications Supervisor Marcia Slycord at 628-4921 or email@example.com.