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Hearing tornado sirens in Aurora? It's spring testing time

The test will include more than 50 sirens throughout Aurora.
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AURORA, Colo. — The City of Aurora will test its emergency outdoor warning sirens at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The city will test more than 50 sirens throughout Aurora. Residents who are outdoors should hear a three-minute wailing sound.

Residents who are indoors may not hear the sirens, the city said in a release. There will be no voice heard during the test and there will be no "all-clear" sounded at the conclusion.

Aurora tests the sirens twice a year, once in March and once in November. The next test is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The purpose of the sirens are to provide notice regarding an emergency situations, such as a tornado warning or a hazardous material spill, according to the city.

In the event of a real emergency, restaurants and businesses who hear the emergency tone are advised to take shelter and seek additional information through weather radio, local TV and radio stations and the city's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

For more information about the outdoor warning sirens and to hear an example of the siren wail, go to AuroraGov.org/OEM.

To receive emergency alerts directly on your phone and/or email, sign up for CodeRED, the city's emergency alert provider, at AuroraGov.org/AlertAurora.

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