MDC Warns Test Flood Warning Sirens Will Go Off Tomorrow

The Metropolitan District is warning residents of West Hartland, Colebrook, Riverton and part of Barkhamsted that they might hear flood warning sirens on Wednesday, but it is just a test. 

The Metropolitan District is testing the flood warning notification sirens at the Goodwin Dam Hydroelectric Powerhouse in West Hartland and adjacent to the Grange Hall in the Riverton section of Barkhamsted at 1 p.m. Wednesday and again at 7 p.m. 

Residents will hear a voice message broadcast through the warning notification sound system stating, “The following warning tones are a test of the Goodwin Dam to Riverton Evacuation Siren System. In the event of an emergency situation at the Goodwin Dam, the following alarm tone would be sounded. This is only a test. This is only a test.” 

Several tests might be necessary, but they should not last longer than five minutes. 

The test will conclude with the message stating “This announcement concludes the testing of the Goodwin Dam to Riverton Evacuation Siren System. This was only a test. This was only a test.”

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