Grand Forks plans sirens test, other local happenings
Siren test: Grand Forks will test its emergency warning sirens at 1 p.m. Wednesday. There are four reasons the sirens may be sound: - A tornado warning has been issued in Grand Forks or the surrounding area by the National Weather Service. - A fu...
Siren test: Grand Forks will test its emergency warning sirens at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
There are four reasons the sirens may be sound:
- A tornado warning has been issued in Grand Forks or the surrounding area by the National Weather Service.
- A funnel cloud has been spotted near the city of Grand Forks.
- A "wall cloud," which can produce a tornado, is near or moving toward Grand Forks.
- Straight-line winds have been clocked in excess of 58 mph in the Grand Forks area.
In an actual emergency, do not call 911. Tune to local radio stations or Grand Forks cable Channel 6; both are directly linked to the Emergency Alert System and you will be given any additional safety instructions.
The sirens will be tested the first Wednesday of each month through October.
Underage drinking: Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown will speak to the Mayor's Youth Commission on underage drinking at 11:30 a.m. today in City Hall Council Chambers, 255 N. Fourth St.
Electronics recycling: The city of Grand Forks collected more than 14.3 tons of electronics for recycling May 1 to kick off city clean-up week.
Traffic delays: U.S. Customs and Border Protection advises all travelers to be ready for minor traffic delays at the port of Pembina, N.D., while receivers that read radio frequency identification-enabled travel documents are installed. Construction should be finished in two weeks.
Effective June 1, all travelers age 19 and older will need to present a valid, acceptable document that denotes both identity and citizenship when entering the United States by land or sea.
Skywarn classes: The National Weather Service Office in Grand Forks will present Skywarn classes for people interested in becoming weather spotters. The classes run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 11 in Kiehle Hall on the University of Minnesota-Crookston campus, May 26 in the Embassy Community Center in Fosston, Minn. and May 27 in the City Auditorium in Fertile, Minn.
For more information, call (218) 281-0437.
Manufacturers' Association: The Highway 2 West Manufacturers' Association membership meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. May 21 in the Eagles Club, 227 10th St. N.W., East Grand Forks. The cost is $15. Register by May 14 at (218) 773-2371 or e-mail email@example.com .
-- Herald staff reports