The City of Orrville's emergency warning system consists of sirens and a cable television interrupter. There are sirens located at Orr Park, the Lacy Service Center on Pine Street, Fire Station #2 on North Crown Hill Road, on the downtown water tower, in the industrial park on Collins Boulevard, at the corner of North Main and Hostetler Road, and at the Beaver Street park.
The sirens and cable television interrupter are tested periodically. During testing the sirens are sounded for a short period of time. Anytime you hear the sirens sounding for longer than three minutes, you should assume that there is a weather emergency, probably a tornado warning. You should seek shelter immediately and listen to a radio or television for more details. In cases of another type of emergency, you may be required to evacuate your home or to stay in-doors at your home for a period of time. The radio and/or television will be used to convey the message.
In most circumstances residents must also rely on a radio or television to determine when it is safe to resume normal activities. An all-clear will NOT be sounded by the sirens. You are urged NOT to call the police department or City Hall. Telephone lines must be kept open for emergency assistance requests only.
All residents, businesses and industries should keep a battery-powered AM/FM radio for use in emergencies. It is also recommended that residents own a battery-powered weather radio. These radios can give emergency alerts of severe weather if kept in the alert mode.
Weather Websites: http://www.intellicast.com, www.weather.com, and www.weathernet5.com are also available.
Local Radio Stations: WQKT, FM 104.5
WKBX, AM 960