Last Updated on March 15, 2022 by Cass County Emergency Management Agency
On March 15, 2022 Cass County Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with Indiana Department of Homeland Security, National Weather Service, and other state and federal agencies, participated in the statewide test of the Emergency Warning System.
Results of the test, as reported by partner agencies and/or observed by EMA Staff and volunteers, are as follows:
|Royal Center||Pass||Twelve Mile||Fail|
|Lucerne||No Report as of press time||New Waverly||Fail|
|Young America||Pass||County Road 200/500||Fail|
|Clymers Clinton Township||Pass||Ridgeview||Pass|
|Melbourne Park||Pass||Riverside Park||Pass|
|Bishop Park||Fail||Landis Elementary||Fail|
|Yorktown/Lexington||Pass||Logansport FD Station 4||Fail|
|Georgetown Fire Dept||No Report as of press time||City Building||Pass|
|Memorial Home||Pass||Industrial Park||Pass|
|France Park||Pass||Mount Hope Cemetery||Pass|
Some sirens reported as failed were found to have simple issues that have already been corrected. Others will require more specialized service.
A vendor specializing in siren maintenance and installation will be visiting Cass County to help bring all sirens into operational status. Those sirens that failed to activate during this test will receive top priority.
Warning sirens are designed primarily to alert outdoor crowds of hazards. Emergency Management encourages all to monitor alerts from the National Weather Service, area media, and public safety sources such as emergency management for situational awareness as well as the most up to date and localized warnings and advisories.
Emergency Management thanks all of the local agencies as well as private citizens who assisted in this test including but not limited to:
Cass County Central Dispatch
Cass County Fire District 1
Cass County Sheriff
Clymers Fire Department
Galveston Fire Department
Georgetown Fire Department
Harrison Township FD Lucerne
Logansport Fire Department
Logansport Parks and Recreation Department
Logansport Police Department
New Waverly Fire Department
Royal Center Fire Department
Twelve Mile Fire Department
Walton Fire Department
Young America Fire Department
Having persons present at all 27 siren locations is a big undertaking. EMA would be unable to complete this task without the assistance of our many partner agencies and the community.
SOURCE: News release from Cass County Emergency Management Agency