Fayette County testing outdoor warning siren system this week

Lexington-Fayette County Division of Emergency Management

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington residents could hear sirens and chimes this week.

Lexington Emergency Management says it will be testing the network of 30 outdoor emergency sirens in Fayette County as part of the system’s annual maintenance.

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Testing will include the newest sirens at Hisle Park off Briar Hill Road and at the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary.

These warning sirens can sound chimes, a police siren-style wail or a steady siren sound, depending on the type of emergency. They can also provide voice announcements for some types of emergencies.

The testing will take place from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and will be postponed in case of any severe weather forecast.

You can find the locations of the 30 sirens by going to BeReadyLexington.com/sirens.