Colchester to Test Emergency Siren System on Saturday

Colchester will be conducting annual testing of its emergency sirens on Saturday, July 1 as part of annual testing of its outdoor mass earning warning system.

Colchester Emergency Management Director Rick Peruta said the test will be between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the test will include the sirens sounding for three minutes, which is a full duration.

There will be a public address message before and following the test to announce the beginning and end of the testing. The sirens are used to warn the public of imminent danger or immediate danger, typically during severe weather.

“We understand these sirens are very loud and at times disturbing but the advanced notice they can provide may save your life,” Peruta wrote in a notification.

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