The Outdoor Warning System consists of seven sirens strategically located throughout the city. In the event of activation, the siren will sound for three minutes.

When the sirens are activated, the public should turn their radio dials to 96.1 FM for information as to the nature of the activations. Do not call 9-1-1. The 9-1-1 operators need to keep the phone lines open for emergencies. There is no “all-clear” signal or sound given over the siren system. The 96.1 FM radio station will broadcast the “all-clear” signal.

When will our Outdoor Warning System be activated?

The siren may be activated for any of the following events:

  • Severe weather, such as tornadoes or damaging thunderstorms
  • Chemical spills
  • Amber alerts
  • Other extreme emergencies

Tornado Watch

Conditions are favorable for a tornado. Listen to your radio or television for further details. Be prepared to move to a safe place.

Tornado Warning

A tornado has been sighted and is imminent. Move to a safe place immediately when a Tornado Warning is issued.

Whether practicing for a tornado drill or sheltering during a warning, the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness encourages us to remember D.U.C.K.

  • Down to the lowest level
  • Under something
  • Cover your head
  • Keep yourself in shelter until the storm passes

Who can trigger an activation?

The City of Cuyahoga Falls 9-1-1 Communications Center will activate the system. They will receive information from the National Weather Service, city and other government officials.

The siren system for the City of Cuyahoga Falls will be tested:

  • 10:00 AM on the first Thursday of every month
  • The sirens will be sounded for 30 seconds.
  • To report a siren that is not working, call (330) 928-2181