Risk Management

Emergency Weather Warnings


The River Falls Police Department monitors weather conditions, initiating the outdoor warning sirens to alert the community of severe conditions that may compromise safety. Regular testing is required to ensure the system is functioning properly.

On-duty staff at the River Falls Police Department monitor developing weather conditions and initiate activation of the weather sirens based on the following protocol:

  • When conditions exist indicating immediate danger of a tornado or severe thunderstorm.
  • If the National Weather Service issues a tornado or severe thunderstorm warning and such conditions are threatening locally.
  • When local law enforcement from the area advises of approaching severe weather conditions, sightings of tornadoes or high winds.
  • If storm conditions exist and public sightings of tornadoes or high winds are reported locally.

For more information regarding staying safe during periods of severe weather, view the Emergency Response Guide. Other sources of valuable information are provided by using the links below.

National Weather Service

Wisconsin Emergency Management


Contact Us

Risk Management
Jeanna Hayes
Phone: 715-425-3344
25H North Hall

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