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CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County Emergency Management announced that it will conduct a live countywide test of outdoor warning sirens on Friday, Sept. 29. The testing will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to last until approximately 2 p.m., with each siren being tested individually.

Residents are advised not to be alarmed upon hearing the sirens and are asked not to contact emergency services or 911 to report them. The sirens are primarily intended to be audible to those outdoors.

NCEM encourages the public to engage in the test by listening for the sirens outside. Upon hearing them, the office recommended practicing moving to a safe indoor location and looking for further instructions. Updates about the live test’s initiation and conclusion will be made available on NCEM’s social media pages and other affiliated groups.

Should weather conditions capable of producing tornadoes be forecast for the day, the test will be postponed to avoid any confusion with real emergency siren activations. As of now, no weather-related rescheduling is anticipated, according to the event announcement.

In conjunction with the siren test, a practice test for Konexus Alerts will be sent out to registered community members around the 9 a.m. mark on the same day. Those not yet registered for emergency alerts in Natrona County are encouraged to sign up ahead of the 2022 emergency alert test. Interested parties can register here.