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Bemidji’s new outdoor warning siren project is well under and nearing completion. As of Friday afternoon, August 14th, 2015 the old outdoor warning siren system has been decommissioned and taken out of service. The new siren installation is nearly complete, with the project expected to be finalized early next week.

With the forecast including thunderstorms for Saturday evening, some of which could be severe, Beltrami County Emergency Management would like to advise residents and visitors to the City of Bemidji that there will be no outdoor warning sirens in service this weekend for Bemidji. We encourage all citizens to always have multiple sources of NOAA Weather Information including weather radios and a media source with Emergency Alert System preemption. Beltrami County’s CodeRED community notification system will be utilized if severe weather meeting the threshold is a threat (70MPH+ damaging winds and tornado warnings).

As vendors finish the installation and programming of the new outdoor warning sirens, residents can expect to hear brief siren activations early next week. The test activations will be very short and likely unnoticeable. If an actual emergency exists, siren activation will sound for multiple minutes.

Christopher Muller, Emergency Management Director

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office


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