Peoria County Emergency Management announced today that the routine monthly outdoor warning siren test will be canceled for the month of April 2023. The test has also been canceled for Tazewell and Woodford Counties.
The test was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 2023. The cancellation is due to the forecast of possible severe weather in the area and to avoid any confusion during this event.
Any sirens heard on April 4, 2023 are a direct result of the severe weather – not a drill – and should be considered a legitimate warning. During these sirens, Peoria County reminds the public to stay indoors and move to a basement or bottom-floor room away from windows. Stay informed by tuning in to local media or the National Weather Service.
The monthly testing will resume in May, conditions permitting.