Thirteen new tornado warning sirens have been installed in the city limits of Ruston. "Hopefully it will provide the citizens of Ruston a level of safety. In the event a disaster, storm or other emergency occurs we can alert them more effectively," says Mayor Dan Hollingsworth. Monthly audible testing will be performed on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 AM. This test will NOT be performed if there is threatening weather in the area.
The following factors will trigger the warning siren activation, which should be followed with voice instructions or additional information:
• The National Weather Service issues a severe thunderstorm warning;
• The National Weather Service issues a tornado warning or tornado emergency;
• Law Enforcement or other trained spotters report approaching catastrophic weather such as tornado, high winds with debris, or very large hail;
• National Emergency as issued by Presidential order;
• Local acts of terrorism, hazardous chemical release, or any event requiring evacuation of a specific area as authorized by law enforcement, fire services, Homeland Security, or other State/Federal agencies.
Warning siren locations