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Severe Weather Safety

Outdoor Warning Sirens

There are 11 outdoor warning sirens to alert residents in the event of emergency or severe weather throughout Eden Prairie. They are generally located in areas with high outdoor activity, including parks and schools.

Warning sirens are tested at 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month during severe weather season.

The sirens are often activated based on information from the National Weather Service. The sirens may be activated if wind speeds approaching 75 mph are recorded or if a funnel cloud is spotted. It is possible residents may not hear the sirens while inside their homes. Residents are urged to monitor television and radio reports during severe weather situations.

In Minnesota, severe weather can occur at any time and it is important be alert to changing weather conditions. Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are most likely to occur in the late afternoon or early evening hours, from March through October. Residents are urged to have an emergency supply kit and a communication plan in advance of weather emergencies.

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