Emergency alert sirens will sound Saturday in Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold in the first test of Catoosa County’s warning system since the April 27 tornadoes.
“These sirens are tested on the first Saturday of each month at noon pending good weather,” said Steve Quinn, director of the Catoosa County Emergency Management Agency. If bad weather threatens, the tests will be delayed a week or more, he said.
“With the storms still fresh on everyone’s minds, we don’t want there to be any confusion as to why they are going off,” Quinn said.
On April 27, the sirens were activated when the tornado warning was issued by the National Weather Service, he said. That was about 20 minutes before the twister struck, devastating downtown Ringgold.
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Video of the April 27 tornado hitting Ringgold courtesy of the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office.