Two of three outdoor warning sirens in West Branch (primarily used as tornado sirens) are currently inoperable and require repairs. While repairs are underway, it’s believed that this outage will continue for an extended period of time. The operable siren is located at the West Branch Fire Station and will continue to provide notice to those within range. However, until repairs are completed, the warning coverage in areas further away from the West Branch Fire Station has been greatly reduced.
To help ensure safety, residents are encouraged to register for the Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS) which will provide Text, Voice, and Email alerts for all weather emergencies including tornado watches and warnings. WENS registration is available online at http://entry.inspironlogistics.com/west_branch_ia/wens.cfm or on a paper form available at the city office (110 N Poplar St.) and public library (300 N Downey).
For questions regarding the siren outage, please contact the city office:
City of West Branch
110 N Poplar St.
PO Box 218
West Branch, Iowa 52358