More details on Tornado Sirens from the Fire Department:
 
Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2020
 
The AtokA Fire Department reports that the 5 early warning (tornado) sirens within Atoka are not operating at this time. The system has a faulty encoder that must be replaced. Our system, along with the City of Munford which are tied together are both down. Precision Communication who maintains and services both systems estimates that it will be 2-3 weeks to have the system back up. Until then we strongly urge our Citizens to monitor more closely their weather channels, news outlets both radio and television and phone messages to keep up with potential severe weather. The Town Hall Safe Room will be open should there be a Tornado Watch.( conditions are favorable for tornadoes and/or severe thunderstorms in or close to the Watch Area.) This could be issued 12 hours out or less. A Tornado Warning which is an alert issued by the National Weather Service forecasting that severe weather with tornado's are imminent of occurring. Immediate safety precautions should be taken. This gives you only “minutes” to decide IF you and your family have enough time to drive to one of two Safe Rooms (Atoka Town Hall or West side of Atoka Elementary School or to Shelter in Place, in the interior of your home, like a bathroom (get inside the tub if you can). Once the system is back on line we will update and have our normal Wednesday and Saturday tests to make sure they work. Once this happens, please do not hesitate to contact Town Hall if one of the 5 sirens in our area does not go off during these tests. Be Safe out there and as always the AtokA Fire Department is committed to “Protecting What Matters Most !”
 

 
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