Tornado siren - Bellevue

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - If you live or work in Nashville, keep your ears open for tornado sirens at noon on Tuesday.

For 60 seconds, the Metro Office of Emergency Management will be testing Nashville’s tornado siren warning system.

The testing is part of a $2 million upgrade being made to the county’s warning system as well as expanding service to more rural areas.

The new system will ensure alerts are immediate. The sirens will activate seconds after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service.

The project is expected to be complete by 2020. Until then, there may be a lot of testing.

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