Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:05 pm
When Hamilton County stopped the “growl, alert, attack” testing format in 2015, it was a 3-minute alert activation for a few years, then it came to be a 1-2 minute activation so that people would know the difference between a test and emergency. However, some quirks seem to keep some sirens running for a full 3 minutes it seems sometimes.
Yes, Hamilton County tested on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from March 2000-March 2006, as I have determined from looking up old newspaper articles. They did this and increased emergency activations from 3 minutes to 5 minutes in response to the Blue Ash tornado in 1999. I believe they were the only county in the Tri-State testing on 3rd Wednesdays, and it was causing a lot of confusion for people in neighboring counties. So they switched back to 1st Wednesday only.
Resident of a county with big a mixture of sirens, but in the process of being replaced.