Tuesday Noon Siren

Every Tuesday at noon, San Francisco tests the Outdoor Warning System. During the test the siren emits a 15 second alert tone. In an actual emergency, the siren tone will cycle repeatedly for 5 minutes. Should you hear the sirens at any time other than Tuesday at noon, go indoors and immediately tune to a news source such as KCBS 740 AM, or other local media stations.

Read the Outdoor Public Warning System Factsheet

PDF icon OPWS 20150205.pdf - Updated 2015

Watch a video about the Tuesday Noon Siren

Go to sf72.org to learn more.

In a major disaster it might be 3 days before vital services are restored. When you hear the Tuesday Noon Siren, it's your weekly reminder to make an emergency plan, build an emergency supply kit and be prepared to be self sufficient for 72 hours.