The City of New Franklin does not have tornado sirens due to the topographical makeup of our area. Studies show it would take nearly 26 sirens throughout the city to warn residents of severe weather. Fortunately there are many easily accessible options for residents to receive warning notifications. Below are a few we’ve compiled for our area. In addition to these, most weather applications today will track and notify you of severe weather in your location.
Summit County Emergency Alerts
Designed specifically for the residents of Summit County to provide information during emergency situations and events. Learn more.
State of Ohio Tornado App
Text: "GETNADO" to 90999
Get Alerts and Tips for Staying Safe in Tornado Season. Receive weather alerts whenever NOAA issues a tornado watch or warning for your community – or any location where you have loved ones.
Available for Apple and Android
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) App
The FEMA App allows you to receive real-time weather alerts, send notifications to loved ones, locate emergency shelters in your area, and more. Learn more.
National Weather Service App
A Weather-Ready Nation through a nationwide text emergency alert system, called Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), which will warn you when weather threatens. Learn more.