City Puts Technology to Work Through Outdoor Warning Siren System
By Office of Communication
Posted on April 26, 2022, April 26, 2022

With the arrival of the spring storm season, the City of Arlington recently reminded the community about how the Outdoor Warning Siren System works.

The system, which includes more than 50 sirens, is activated by Arlington Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management personnel in coordination with the National Weather Service Fort Worth Office and other official sources for certain conditions. These include:

  • Tornado Warning issued by the National Weather Service
  • Trained storm spotter report of a tornado
  • Hail 1.5” or larger
  • Winds of 70 mph or higher
  • Other outdoor emergencies

You can read more about the Outdoor Warning Siren System in the latest edition of the Put Technology to Work newsletter. This edition also features the City’s new online Commercial Rapid Reference Guide, new datasets and interactive maps published on the City’s Open Arlington portal as well as the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program.

All quarterly City Council priority newsletters are now produced in a digital formal, allowing for layers of additional video content and important links.

The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology to Work” as one of five priorities. Technology is an essential aspect of daily life and has quite the impact on our organization, residents, visitors and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other priorities: Invest in Our Economy, Support Youth and Families, Enhance Regional Mobility and Champion Great Neighborhoods.

 Also in this edition:

  • Commercial Rapid Reference Guide
  • Trash Collection Telephone Town Hall Meeting
  • Celebrating Black History Month: STEM Panel
  • Affordable Connectivity Program
  • Newest Datasets and Interactive Maps
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