The Osage County Emergency Operations Center will test the outdoor warning sirens on the first Monday of each month at noon. Sirens are located on both the East and West side of Linn, Linn State Technical College, Westphalia, Freeburg, Belle, Rich Fountain and now Meta and Argyle. To avoid duplicate testing in Chamois, the Callaway Nuclear Plant will test the Chamois sirens on the first Tuesday of each month at noon. Sirens tests will not occur during inclement weather.
If you cannot hear the warning sirens indoors, it’s because these sirens are an outdoor warning system designed to alert those who are outside that something dangerous is approaching. If you hear the sirens, go inside and tune to your local radio or television stations for more information.
For testing purposes, the newly installed sirens (Linn, Westphalia, Argyle and Meta) will play Westminster Chimes but for actual emergencies the sirens will sound an alert tone.