Emergency Preparedness

Severe Weather Preparedness

In Apple Valley, sirens are sounded whenever a severe thunderstorm warning or a tornado warning is issued by the National Weather Service for the Apple Valley area. Sirens are not sounded for tornado or thunderstorm watches or to signal that the warning is clear.

Should you have any questions relating to severe weather and siren activation,

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Please feel free to contact Apple Valley Police Chief Jon Rechtzigel at (952) 953-2701 or visit one of the following websites relating to the National Weather Service or Minnesota Department of Emergency Management. For more information regarding the Outdoor Warning Siren System and severe weather safety view the following links: