The outdoor warning sirens in Newton are being tested at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 7 by Jasper County Dispatch after the implemented their programming fix. City staff will be checking each siren. We wanted to make residents aware that this is just a test.
If you have signed up for Alert Iowa notifications, you should be receiving a notification through that system as well. Sign up here for Alert Iowa/RAVE notifications: http://bit.ly/JasperAlerts. All three of these methods delivered notifications during the tornado warnings that affected Newton on March 5.