The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners have proclaimed March 4-8 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. In preparation for anticipated severe weather in the coming months, Johnson County Emergency Management will be testing both its outdoor siren system and NotifyJoCo, the county-wide emergency notification system.
Residents can expect the sirens to sound at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, as well as to receive messaging at about the same time from NotifyJoCo via email, text message or by phone, depending upon the options those who have opted in to the system have chosen. There are also nearly 194,000 landline numbers from the county's 911 emergency database who will be contacted by NotifyJoCo. The system tests will be delayed until Thursday at 10 a.m. in the event of severe weather on Tuesday morning at that time. Residents should also be aware that the siren system test which is conducted on the first Wednesday of the month is also to be expected this week.
Severe Weather Awareness Week is an excellent time for people to review their plan in the event of severe weather, be prepared for weather, be it at home, work or in the car, and to be sure that they will receive important weather information, such as through NotifyJoCo.