Many of the cities and townships in Ottawa County have recently updated their emergency siren system. New technology has enabled Ottawa County Central Dispatch (OCCD) to activate the sirens for a countywide warning as well as a warning just for the north or south sections of the county. The local communities still control their own sirens, which gives them the ability to sound them for local emergencies.
The communities in Ottawa County with sirens are:
- Allendale Charter Township
- Blendon Township
- Chester Township
- Coopersville City
- Crockery Township
- Ferrysburg City
- Georgetown Charter Township
- Grand Haven City
- Grand Haven Charter Township
- Grand Valley State University
- Holland City
- Hudsonville City
- Robinson Township
- Spring Lake Village
- Spring Lake Township
- Zeeland City
Note: The sirens are tested at noon on the first Friday of each month from March through November.
The purpose of the sirens is to notify residents of any emergency situation.
The sirens will sound for the following conditions:
- Tornado Warnings
- Sustained winds of 70 mph or more
- A hazardous materials incident
What to do when the siren sounds:
- Take cover.
- Tune to local media or NOAA weather radio at frequency 162.425 MHz for further information.
- DO NOT CALL 911 unless you have an emergency situation requiring immediate attention.