Aurora to test emergency sirens at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday

Aurora residents will hear emergency sirens today at 11:30 a.m. across the city as the city’s emergency management office conducts a biannual audible test of the sirens.

Over 50 all-hazard sirens will be tested, and residents can hear a three-minute wailing sound with no voice during the test. Aurora audibly tests the sirens twice a year in March and November and silent tests the sirens weekly.

The purpose of these all-hazards sirens is to provide notice regarding an emergency situation, such as a tornado warning or hazardous-material spill, city officials said in a news release.

For more information about the outdoor warning sirens and to hear an example of the siren wail, go to

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