Emergency Weather Siren System

During severe weather, the Communications Center monitors conditions in the counties of Butler and Preble, Ohio, and the counties of Franklin and Union, Indiana, for the purpose of alerting responders and the public.

The City of Oxford and Oxford Township maintain an Emergency Weather Siren System (EWSS) to alert the public when to seek shelter due to inclement weather. Fifteen sirens are located throughout the city and township to warn those who are outdoors. For indoor warning, we recommend purchasing a NOAA Weather Radio. It is important to remember that the siren system activates for tornado warnings.

Watch vs. Warning

Tornado warnings warn the public that storm spotters saw a tornado or radar indicates a tornado.

Tornado watches alert the public that conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area. There is no siren activation for a tornado watch.

Learn more about tornado safety.

Siren Tests

Staff tests the system on the first Wednesday of each month at noon, unless there is inclement weather.

Siren Locations

  • Riggs Rd at Stillwell Beckett Road
  • Michelle Dr — Miami Mobile Home Park
  • 4700 block of Bonham Road
  • 6500 block of Morning Sun Road
  • 5900 block of Brown Road
  • 6600 block of College Corner Pike
  • 5600 block of Taylor Road
  • 6400 block of Todd Road
  • Sandra Drive and Maxine Drive
  • 300 block of McKee Avenue
  • Fairfield Road at Riggs Road
  • East Sycamore Street at University Avenue
  • 200 block of West Church Street
  • 100 block of East Walnut Street
  • Brookville Road at Autumn Drive

Download the Tornado Sirens Map »