Outdoor Sirens

Allen operates fourteen outdoor warning sirens that sound during severe weather events, including large hailstorms, heavy winds and tornado warnings. Though the sirens are placed strategically throughout the city, they are designed to warn people who are outdoors. People who are inside may not hear them, as air conditioning, thunder, wind, rain and other conditions can drown out the sound.

The City of Allen highly recommends each home and business have other means to receive warnings and notifications, including internet, radio, television or a NOAA weather radio.

Siren testing

Beginning on June 6, 2018 the City of Allen will perform audible monthly tests of outdoor warning sirens. Tests will take place at noon on the first Wednesday of every month. Tests will not be performed during severe weather events. If Allen is experiencing severe weather on a regularly-scheduled date for siren testing, please assume the siren is weather-related, seek shelter immediately, and check the City’s website for additional information.
  1. Where to Go
  2. Siren Policy
  3. Warning Signals
If you hear a siren, you should take shelter immediately. Remember that thunderstorms can produce a tornado with little or no warning. Read more about where to go in a severe thunderstorm.

Click to view interactive map of sirens

Map of Allen fire stations and sirens