Outdoor Warning Sirens
The City of Northwood has installed 5 Outdoor Early Warning sirens throughout the city limits to warn people, that are outside, that there is dangerous weather approaching the area. The sirens will sound anytime a tornado warning has been issued for our area.
Outdoor Early Warning sirens are designed to be heard outdoors, not indoors. For those who want to be alerted about severe weather indoors, it is recommended that you purchase a NOAA compliant weather radio.
The City of Northwood's Outdoor Early Warning Sirens can be identified by a steady tone, that sounds for approximately 3 minutes during an emergency. If you hear this sound, go inside and tune into a television, radio, or NOAA weather radio station for further information.
The City of Northwood, along with Wood County, conducts a test of the Outdoor Early Warning Sirens on the first Saturday of every month at 10:00am. This regular testing schedule may be changed due to severe weather or other reasons. The general public will be notified if this schedule changes. The Northwood Police Department checks each siren to ensure that it is functioning properly during monthly siren tests. To report a problem with a siren, please contact the Northwood Police Department at (419) 691-5053.
While the City of Northwood's Outdoor Early Warning Sirens are designated for tornado warnings, the sirens can be activated by the city and Wood County for other emergencies. When you hear the sirens activate, go inside and tune into a television, radio, or NOAA weather radio station for further information.
-Brentwood Park (behind Northwood Fire Department's Station 83)
-Wales Road and Tracy Road
-Central Park (behind the City of Northwood Municipal Building)
-Nature Trails Park (Curtice Road near S. Wynn Road)
-Wise Street and Hanson Street