Decatur officials testing upgrade to emergency warning sirens

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DECATUR - Decatur officials say they will be testing an upgrade made to the city's emergency warning sirens during a regularly scheduled monthly test on July 7.

According to officials, the regular siren test will begin at 10:00 a.m., after which the sirens' new "Attack Mode" will be tested for approximately 30 seconds.  During this time, Decatur residents may hear a tone that moves up and down in pitch.

Officials add that residents will not need to take any action during this time, as this is only a test of the siren systems.  The new "Attack Mode" will be used to warn people about an attack made against the country.

For more information, call the City's Engineering Division at (217) 424-2747.

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