Sirens Sound Statewide in Storm Siren Test; Find Your Outside Siren in Joplin; National Weather Service Investigate, Cell Phone Alert Contained No Wording to Indicate it was a Test

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UPDATE: The National Weather Service experienced an issue this morning during the statewide test and they are investigating, “As part of the Missouri and Kansas Severe Weather Preparedness Week, a test Tornado Warning was sent out at 10 am CST this morning. Typically, this warning is used to test NOAA Weather Radios, the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and serves as an opportunity for local jurisdictions to test their outdoor warning sirens. However, this year the test Tornado Warning also activated the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system which sends alerts to many cellular devices. When this WEA alert was issued, there was no wording indicating this was a test Tornado Warning. We have started an investigation into why the WEA system was activated. We sincerely apologize for any confusion.”


JOPLIN, Mo. — Tuesday at 10:00 AM statewide Storm Sirens will sound in a test as part of the Severe Weather Awareness Week. Remember storm sirens are for outside hearing, not inside. Inside use a weather radio, your tv, phone or radio. Today is a statewide test.

FIND YOUR SIREN IN JOPLIN. CLICK TO ZOOM, A NEW MAP WILL OPEN AS PDF.

Click here for an address list of siren locations in the city of Joplin, or scroll below.

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week to remind Missourians about potential severe weather and how to prepare for possible weather conditions and spring storm season.

“The National Weather Service (NWS), State Emergency Management Agency and Keith Stammer, Joplin and Jasper County’s Emergency Manager, urge Joplin citizens and all Missourians to use this week’s resources to learn about severe weather and how to protect themselves in various scenarios.” Lynn Onstot, City of Joplin

CITY OF JOPLIN STORM SIREN ACTIVATION POLICY

Storm Sirens shall be activated when: (click here for full policy, including small print)

  • The National Weather Service issues a TORNADO WARNING, OR a trained spotter reports a tornado:
    • In Jasper County, Missouri; Newton County, Missouri; or Cherokee County, Kansas
    • AND the tornado path includes the City of Joplin
  • Or the National Weather Service reports a storm system producing life threatening winds, AND the storm path includes the City of Joplin

SEVERE WEATHER SIREN ADDRESS LIST

  1. Missouri Southern State University
  2. 26th & Douglas
  3. 4 th & Adele
  4. Memorial Hall 8th & Joplin
  5. 12th & Highview
  6. 22nd & Illinois
  7. 26th & Jefferson
  8. 4th & High
  9. “F” & Sergeant
  10. 35th & Ruby Way
  11. 20th & Bird
  12. Patterson & Quincy
  13. 32nd & Texas
  14. 32nd & Maiden Lane
  15. Industrial Park – W Enterprise Drive
  16. 32nd & Black Cat Road
  17. Pheasant Run & Quail Ridge Drive
  18. 44th & Oak Lawn
  1. Swede Lane at Lift Station
  2. 32nd & Reinmiller
  3. 32nd & Prigmore
  4. 1311 Schifferdecker
  5. 3304 W. 1st
  6. N. Main & Dover Hill
  7. 4083 Coyote Dr.
  8. 50th & Main – Wildcat Glades
  9. 44th & McClelland Blvd. in the Park
  10. Silver Creek, Middleton/Ivy
  11. 25150 DeMott in Village of Airport Drive
  12. Willow/Birch in Village of Airport Drive
  13. 20th & Duquesne in Duquesne
  14. I-44 Rest Stop, MM2
  15. 5302 W 32nd, Fire Station #6
  16. Joplin Airport
  17. Newman Rd & Travis Acres Rd

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