Cobb Emergency Management to do monthly siren test tomorrow

Cobb County government building in article about rental assistanceCobb County government building (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

Cobb County posted the following notice on its Facebook page this afternoon announcing the Cobb Emergency Management Agency’s monthly siren test:

Cobb Emergency Management Agency will perform its monthly outdoor siren test at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 4, unless weather conditions are unfavorable.

If that is the case, then a second attempt will occur noon Thursday, Aug. 5.

A silent test will be conducted should inclement weather occur on both days.

Cobb County has more than 70 outdoor warning sirens to alert residents during a weather-related emergency, including ten sirens that can also broadcast voice messages.

The intent of warning sirens is to alert people who are outside that an imminent danger is approaching; they are not designed to be heard within a home or other building. For more information about Cobb EMA or emergency preparedness, go to