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Warning System

201 Santa Fe
Gainesville, TX  76240

Ph: (940) 668-7777
Fx: (940) 668-4575

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The City of Gainesville utilizes a comprehensive severe weather early warning system. This system consists of local Storm Spotters, television alert and severe weather sirens. 

In the event of a WARNING, the local cable alert and weather sirens will be activated. You will be provided with instructions on what action to take. 

It is important to know that the outdoor warning sirens located within the City of Gainesville are intended for outdoor use only to protect persons who cannot access a radio or television. They are not intended to alert you to severe weather while inside your home. The best investment you can make for yourself and family is to purchase a special NOAA weather radio with a tone alert feature. These NOAA weather radios are inexpensive and can be purchased at local radio or electronic stores. 

As a service to the public, the National Weather Service broadcasts uninterrupted weather information to the public 24 hours a day. Severe weather watches and warnings within the listening area are tone alerted. This alarm tone will activate the NOAA weather radios that have a tone-alert feature.

Warning Sirens have been strategically placed in the following locations within the City of Gainesville:

 1525 W. California St.

400 S. Weaver St.

Stoneridge Drive.

Oneal Street

1700 N. Weaver St.

Lanius St./N. Clements St.

4321 N. Interstate 35

Sunset Village Mobile Home Park

Airport Property

The City of Gainesville conducts a test of the emergency alert system on the first Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting). The alternate test date for the sirens is the following Monday at 1:30 p.m. 

The sirens may be heard in your area and the local cable access will be interrupted with a test message, which is broadcast in English and in Spanish. We apologize for any inconvenience to you, but it is necessary to test the warning system to prepare for any potential emergencies in our area.

Remember, severe weather preparedness is up to you. Have a plan ready for any severe weather situation and practice it often.