It's only a test.

Kent and Ottawa counties are beginning monthly testing of their severe weather sirens Friday, April 7. The tests will start at noon, lasting anywhere from 1-3 minutes.

Moving forward, the sirens will be tested the first Friday of every month through October in Kent County and November in Ottawa County.

Map: Where are Kent County's tornado sirens?

If you don't hear the siren that usually sounds in your community, you're asked to call your local township or city office.

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