Alerts & Warning

When emergencies strike, public safety officials use timely and reliable systems to alert you. This page describes different warning alerts you can get and how to get them.

For more information visit the Ready.gov - Alerts page.

Outdoor Warning Sirens

Shelby County operates several Outdoor Warning Sirens throughout the unincorporated county. These sirens are tested every Wednesday at 3:30 pm (1530) if conditions allow. The sirens are not tested if the weather is overcast, raining, or there is a possibility of confusion with a real event.

What to do when you hear outdoor warning sirens:

  • Seek out nearest shelter
  • Find information about reason for alert

Alert & Warning Flyers from FEMA