City of Russell Severe Weather Plan for Severe Thunder/Tornado Watch or Warning!
After receiving a watch or warning from the National Weather Service the Lucas County Dispatcher does the following:
Notify the following persons:
1. All on duty Deputies and City Officers.
2. All Lucas County Fire Departments on Fire Channel.
3. Sheriff (WARNINGS ONLY)
4. Chariton Police Chief (WARNINGS ONLY)
The Russell Fire Department will determine when the siren is to be sounded.
The siren will be blown for 3 minutes on and let rest for 3 minutes. The siren shall be sounded until the Russell Fire Department determines it is all clear. No all clear will be sounded.
The siren can be activated by the following ways.
1. Lucas County Dispatcher on Lucas County Fire Channel.
2. Russell Fire Department Kenwood portable radios.
3. Zetron located at the Russell Fire Station.
If severe weather is present all residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local news and weather radios for updates.
The City of Russell Outdoor Warning System will be sounded for immediate threats to the Russell Community. If the Outdoor Warning Sysem is activated take cover immediately.