The Town of Westlake operates three outdoor warning sirens that sound during severe weather events. The sirens are placed strategically throughout the town and are designed to warn people who are in common outdoor areas. The sirens are not meant to be heard indoors. The outdoor warning system will ONLY be activated when there is severe, life-threatening weather and not for regular thunderstorms and small hail.
The Town of Westlake highly recommends each home and business have other means to receive severe weather warnings and notifications, including internet, radio, television, or an NOAA weather radio.
Westlake tests our outdoor warning system on the first day of each month at 1 p.m. Testing of the system has been scheduled to occur on the first day of every month at 1 p.m. The test will last for approximately 1 minute and sirens will be audible throughout the town. Please, do not be alarmed during testing as the tests will not occur on days when storms are present or forecasted. These tests have also been engineered to create as little interference as possible with the learning environment at Westlake Academy.