LAPEER COUNTY — Best be prepared for one of the less desirable sounds of summer.

A tornado siren.

This week, Mary Piorunek, Lapeer County Emergency Management Director, announced the county’s 2020 “Tornado Siren Test” schedule, scheduled to being on Saturday, April 4.

Piorunek said that with the assistance and cooperation of the Lapeer County Fire Chief’s Association, all monthly siren tests will be scheduled for 1 p.m. on the following Saturdays: April 4; May 6; June 6; July 4; Aug. 4; Sept. 5 and Oct. 3.
In the event of inclement weather at the scheduled test time, the test will be canceled.

For residents whose communities do not have a fire siren, they may access tornado-related information on NOAA All Hazard Weather Radio or via the American Red Cross tornado app.

No Skywarn class

Piorunek noted that there will not be Tornado Skywarn Training Class in Lapeer County in the summer of 2020; though she hopes to bring the program back in 2021.

For questions or further information, contact Mary Piorunek at 810-667-0242.

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.