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City Ready for Severe Season

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Late this morning tornado sirens rang across the entire state of North Dakota.

14 sirens serve the nearly 50,000 people in the minot area and another dozen are situated around Ward County.

Today was a routine test -- both for residents and for those who work in emergency services.

Tests like today's help them make sure they are current on operating the programs.

Even though we are not in the tornado belt, we are not out of range.

DeVawn Beckman says that if the moisture keeps up we could have a summer ripe for tornados.

(DeVawn Beckman, PSAP Manager, Minot Central Dispatch) "We do, within the city of Minot, test the sirens all summer long, on the second Monday and the last Monday of the month, for that very purpose. It keeps our personnel familiar with the system and it also checks for problems. "

If you hear the sirens, tune in to the weather channel on TV or turn on a battery powered radio.

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