The Grant County Emergency Management and the Grant County Sheriff’s office along with the State of South Dakota will conduct a tornado siren alert test on Wednesday, April 24. Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota is April 22-26.
Sirens are used for storm alerts and fires in Milbank. The fire siren will be activated at 10:00 am. on Wednesday, April 24. The fire siren fluctuates up and down with a shorter duration in comparison to the tornado siren.
At 10:15 the siren will sound again for a mock tornado warning. The tornado siren is constant and steady with a time span up to five minutes.
The purpose for Severe Weather Awareness Week is to encourage citizens to take time to review their weather safety plans which should include information regarding shelter, communications, what to do and where to go when severe weather strikes. Milbank public storm shelters are located at St. Peter Mobile Homes (formerly Riggin Park) concrete east end, and Lake Farley Park, and the basement of the Grant Court House and Detention Center.
For more information, please contact Kevin Schuelke with the Emergency Management office at 605-432-4637.