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Copiah County has 12 outdoor warning sirens placed within the county; the town of Gallman and in the municipalities of Crystal Springs, Hazlehurst and Wesson.  The sirens are used to warn citizens of potential danger such as TORNADO WARNINGS issued for the county, sightings of a tornado or funnel cloud by an organized Weather Team Member, or Public Safety Official, or an important safety announcement.  While the outdoor warning system is an effective method, it should not be relied upon to provide sufficient warning indoors or in noisy areas.  Air conditioning units, thunder, wind, rain and other conditions can create an inability to hear the sirens.


Copiah County EMA encourages everyone to use NOAA Weather Radios to receive warning and emergency information.  The NOAA weather radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from nearby National Weather Service offices.  NOAA weather radios broadcast National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.