Siren testing scheduled for 10:00am across Panhandle

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PANHANDLE, Neb. Don't be surprised when you hear sirens sounding Wednesday morning.

This test will only last for only one minute and you will be able to hear them in Gering, Scottsbluff, Terrytown, McGrew, Henry, Harrisburg, Western Nebraska Regional Airport and Western Sugar. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

Region 22 Emergency Management and Scotts Bluff County Consolidated Communications Center will be testing the outdoor warning sirens.

You will be able to hear them in Gering, Scottsbluff, Terrytown, McGrew, Henry and Harrisburg on Wednesday at 10:00 AM.

This test will only last for only one minute and will include the Western Nebraska Regional Airport and Western Sugar.

These tests will be conducted on the second Wednesday of every month through October.

In case of inclement weather on the morning of the test, the test will be cancelled.

The purpose of these tests is to insure the sirens and their communications link are in proper working order in case the time comes that they are needed for a real emergency.

That would include a tornado, damaging straight-line winds and chemical spill.