Because of the number of outdoor activities planned for Independence Day, Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security officials will suspend the noon test of the Franklin County Outdoor Warning Siren System on July 4.

The announcement was made July 2 via email by Kelly McGuire, director of public affairs.

“FCEM&HS is suspending the test to avoid any confusion with the siren system’s operation to indicate a tornado warning and the need for anyone attending outdoor activities to take protective measures,” McGuire wrote. “FCEM&HS will resume the weekly noon siren test next Wednesday, July 11, 2018, as scheduled.”

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