Emergency Alert System Silent In Tyler - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

1/4/05-Tyler

Emergency Alert System Silent In Tyler

If you live in Tyler and didn't hear the new emergency warning sirens Tuesday morning, it was no mistake.
The alarms didn't go off, ironically, because of the weather.
Tuesday was supposed be the first time the new warning was tested. On the first Tuesday of every month the alarms are tested.
The siren you will now hear has a verbal message followed by three different siren tones that change at 30 second intervals. 
However, Tuesday's cloudy skies kept the alarms silent.
"Normally when the weather is overcast like it is today,"said Tyler Police Assistant Chief,  Paula Riggle, "or there's the potential, it appears like there could be a tornado or something we never sound the alarm if it looks like it will frighten people or cause alarm ."
Riggle said the sirens could be tested on the first Tuesday of February--weather permitting.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

  • NewsMore>>

  • Shelter cares for pregnant homeless people

    Shelter cares for pregnant homeless people

    Sunday, December 17 2017 11:48 PM EST2017-12-18 04:48:40 GMT
    One East Texas shelter has seen a unique need for one area of the homeless- expecting mothers. Longview's 'House of Hope' women’s shelter is trying to meet an unusual challenge. For over a decade the shelter has been a haven for homeless or abused women to take sanctuary, and beloved during the holiday season."When we come here we go to another place that is kind of home, go to another place of family, and it makes a really big difference in the lives of the ladies that a...More >>
    One East Texas shelter has seen a unique need for one area of the homeless- expecting mothers. Longview's 'House of Hope' women’s shelter is trying to meet an unusual challenge. For over a decade the shelter has been a haven for homeless or abused women to take sanctuary, and beloved during the holiday season."When we come here we go to another place that is kind of home, go to another place of family, and it makes a really big difference in the lives of the ladies that a...More >>
  • East Texas well represented in UIL State Football Championships

    East Texas well represented in UIL State Football Championships

    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:40 PM EST2017-12-18 03:40:00 GMT

    The UIL Football Championships will showcase some of the best football there is at the high school level. 24 teams will play over 4 days to claim state championships in 12 divisions through six classifications.

    More >>

    The UIL Football Championships will showcase some of the best football there is at the high school level. 24 teams will play over 4 days to claim state championships in 12 divisions through six classifications.

    More >>
  • Morris brings Arkansas recruiting trail to East Texas

    Morris brings Arkansas recruiting trail to East Texas

    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-12-18 03:01:05 GMT

    It did not take long for East Texas to become a target for Arkansas Football under the new leadership of Edgewood's Chad Morris.

    More >>

    It did not take long for East Texas to become a target for Arkansas Football under the new leadership of Edgewood's Chad Morris.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly