How Will You Be Told About The Emergency?
Outdoor sirens will be turned on if there is an emergency in your Parish. These sirens have been put in the best places in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes for you to hear them. Firemen and deputies may drive through the area to warn you, too. If you are in a marsh or swamp, you will be warned by State or Parish Officials. If you are in a boat on the River, the sirens on shore will warn you. The Coast Guard may also warn you.
The sirens will sound only during testing and during emergencies.
• Tests — Local governments will test outdoor sirens at noon on the first Thursday of each month. These are just tests. You do not need to do anything.
• Emergencies — If there is an emergency, you will hear a wavering sound that stays on for 3 to 5 minutes. This means that you should turn on your radio or TV. These stations will tell you which sections of the map are affected by the emergency. They will also tell you what actions to take if you are in one of the affected sections.
Emergency Alert Radio Stations
WWL - 870 AM
WLMG - 101.9 FM
WWL-FM - 105.3 FM
1370-AM (St. Charles)
Emergency Alert Television Stations
AT&T UVerse Channel 99
St. Charles - Cox 6
St. John - Comcast or RTC Cable Channel 15
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