Warning sirens are designed to be heard when you are outside. When you are inside your home, with the windows shut and either the air conditioning or the furnace running, the siren is not easily heard. The sound of the siren is also affected when strong winds are blowing.

Woodbury is located in Washington County, which is divided in half. The dividing line between the northern and southern portions of the county is Highway 36. If you hear sirens within the City of Woodbury, you know you are being alerted to severe weather conditions in the south portion of Washington County.

The Emergency Warning Sirens are tested the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. in the months of March through October. We do not sound the sirens during the months of November through February because there are few outdoor activities occurring and the cold weather impacts the ability of the siren to rotate.

For more information on current weather conditions, tune your radio to WCCO (AM Radio 830), which provides 24-hour coverage. Up-to-date weather information also is available by purchasing a weather radio, available at most electronics stores for approximately $30.

If you have questions or want more information please call (651) 714-3600 or email us at fire@ci.woodbury.mn.us.