In order to better protect the residents within the Sugar Hill Community, the City of Sugar Hill has contracted with Sirens for Cities to install outdoor emergency weather warning sirens.
The City of Sugar Hill’s outdoor warning siren system consists of seven (7) sirens placed strategically throughout the city as a warning device to alert citizens outdoors of imminent severe weather. These sirens are connected to and automatically activated by the National Weather Service.
Weather Alert Email / Text Message Notifications:
In order to receive email and/or text messages for weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service for the Sugar Hill, Gwinnett County area; please read, sign and return the following release form to Sugar Hill City Hall.
Weather Alert Notification Release Form
The email/text notifications we are currently set-up to receive include:
Extreme Wind Warning (Email and Text)
Flash Flood Watch (Email only)
Flash Flood Warning (Email and Text)
Flood Warning (Email and Text)
Hazardous Weather Outlook (Email Only)
Hurricane Local Statement (Email Only)
Non-Precipitation Message (Email Only)
Severe Thunderstorm Warning (Email and Text)
Tornado Warning (Email and Text)
Winter Weather Advisory (Email and Text)
We may add or remove email notifications at any time.
Outdoor Weather Emergency Warning Sirens:
Location of Sirens in Sugar Hill:
Site # 1: 259 North Price Road
Site # 2: 4880 Lanier Avenue
Site # 3: 5573 Cumming Hwy.
Site # 4: 1288 Appling Road
Site # 5: 6217 Suwanee Dam Road
Site # 6: 6094 Suwanee Dam Road
Site # 7: 31 Ramey Road
Sugar Hill Coverage Map (pdf)
When residents hear the sirens, they are urged to seek shelter and turn on a radio or TV for emergency information. When the sirens are sounding for severe weather, the radio or TV announcements will provide you with information regarding the type of storm and appropriate safety actions.
Developed as an early warning system of severe weather to persons outdoors, the system should not be relied upon for early warning to individuals indoors. Air-conditioning, thunder, wind, rain and other conditions can cause the sirens not to be heard indoors. Sirens are also subject to equipment malfunction as well as failure due to damage from lightning strikes. If you are outdoors and hear a siren, you should seek shelter immediately as the threat may be in your immediate area.
Individuals, families and businesses are strongly encouraged to use NOAA weather radios to receive warnings and emergency information. (VHF-Atlanta KEC80, 162.55 and/or VHF-Cleveland WXJ53, 162.525) NOAA weather radios can be purchased at most electronics stores. For additional information on weather radios go to: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/nwrrcvr.htm
Warning sirens do not sound for the duration of the threat, sirens will sound for 3 minutes. Sirens can be reactivated if a new threat enters the area following the initial warning. The outdoor warning sirens are never used to announce an "all clear." This announcement is made only over radio or TV.
The warning signals for the outdoor warning sirens are as follows:
Emergency Weather Alert Signal - The sirens will wail a tone steadily for three (3) minutes. This siren indicates that severe weather has been spotted in the area. You should seek shelter immediately and tune in to local radio, television or your NOAA weather radio for instructions and information. Siren Sound Sample
Tornado Alert Signal – This siren will wail a tone 10 seconds ON, 4 seconds OFF, 10 seconds ON, for a total of three (3) minutes. This siren indicates that trained observers or radar has sighted a tornado. You should seek shelter immediately and tune in to local radio, television or your NOAA weather radio for instructions and information. Siren Sound Sample
Test Alert Signal – This siren will wail a steady tone for 20 seconds and stop. The Emergency Warning System sirens will be tested the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m., weather permitting. Siren Sound Sample
The Emergency Warning System sirens will be tested the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m., weather permitting.
Outdoor Warning System Construction Watch:
Watch as the outdoor warning siren system develops. Photo Gallery