Emergency Info

Lake Mohawk Warning Siren

Did you know, Lake Mohawk has a warning siren (located next to the Clubhouse) that is set off during emergency situations? Most often, they are set off when a tornado has been spotted in the area. Remember that the outdoor warning sirens are designed to be heard outside. The National Weather Bureau still recommends that weather alert radios be used inside structures. What should you do when you hear the tornado sirens? If you are outside, go to a pre-designated shelter area such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Do not open windows. Once you are inside and safe, turn on a TV, radio or NOAA weather alert radio to be informed of the storm location, path and the duration of the warning. There is no all-clear signal, once the warning has expired it is safe to leave your shelter location. Be aware, however, that the situation can change so be prepared in case another warning is issued. It is strongly recommended that every residence, business and school use a weather alert radio with battery back-up. Weather alert radios automatically activate to warn and inform you whenever a warning is issued. Recently an upgrade was completed which allows remote activation by the Great Trail Fire District. A full (3 minute) siren test will occur the first Saturday of each month between noon-1:00pm (barring inclement weather at the time of the test). For more information regarding Outdoor Warning Sirens, please visit https://www.weather.gov/dvn/sirenFAQ Above information has been provided by local emergency management personnel.