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 CenterPassTwelve MileFail
LucerneNo Report as of press timeNew WaverlyFail
AnokaPassWaltonPass
Lewis CassFailGalvestonPass
Young AmericaPassCounty Road 200/500Fail
Clymers Clinton TownshipPassRidgeviewPass
OnwardPassFairview ParkFail
Melbourne ParkPassRiverside ParkPass
Bishop ParkFailLandis ElementaryFail
Yorktown/LexingtonPassLogansport FD Station 4Fail
Georgetown Fire DeptNo Report as of press timeCity BuildingPass
Memorial HomePassIndustrial ParkPass
France ParkPassMount Hope CemeteryPass

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 Cemetery

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