The Goodhue County Sheriff's Department would like to make citizens and area businesses aware that changes will be made to the siren system in the City of Red Wing and surrounding area on Tuesday October 9th. After the changes have been made, the sirens will be tested and activated at 1:00 pm and will last for approximately 30 seconds. DO NOT call the Goodhue County Sheriff's Department Dispatch Center, as no actions are necessary. This is only a test to verify that the sirens activate properly after having changes made to them.
If there were to be a real emergency, the sirens would be activated for 3 minutes and you would need to go indoors and tune in to the media to listen for instructions on what the emergency is and what precautions you would need to take to protect yourself and family.