Emergency Management

The Fire Chief serves as the City of Claremore’s Emergency Management Director. For more information on the City of Claremore's Emergency Management Department, please contact the Fire Administration Office in person at 1325 N. Sioux, by phone at (918)341-1477, or by mail at 104 S. Muskogee Ave., Claremore, OK, 74017.

Storm Siren Notification System

There are currently 8 active sirens that make up the storm siren notification system. The current storm siren map is currently updated to show the location of all storm sirens. The storm sirens are located in the following general areas:
  1. Sioux Street and 18th Street
  2. Highway 88 and Ridge Avenue (by the water tower)
  3. 104 S Muskogee at City Hall
  4. Frederick Road and Highway 66
  5. Highway 20 and Westside School
  6. Golf Course Club House (this is an older mechanical siren not on the map)
  7. Heritage Drive and Blue Starr (installed February 2012 and not on the map)
  8. 901 S Faith Lane (installed February 2012 and not on the map).
If the siren near your home is not at one of these locations, it may be a part of the old, inactive system. Claremore’s storm sirens will only be sounded during tornado warnings when indicated by the National Weather Service or for tornados reported from other credible sources, other than for scheduled testing and maintenance.

Storm sirens are intended for outdoor notification only.

Additional Information

At noon on the first Wednesday of each month, the storm siren notification system will be fully activated to test the system. During the monthly test activation, the storm siren notification system is activated 2 times to test operation of the system from the 2 separate control points; the Claremore Fire Administration and the Northeast Oklahoma E911 Trust Authority. The storm sirens will not be tested in overcast conditions. If it is overcast on the test date, the sirens will be tested at Noon on the next day that is not overcast.

For the other weeks, where the storm siren notification system is not fully activated, a complete system test is conducted, short of sounding the storm sirens. During these test, residents might notice rotation of a storm siren and a short ‘growl’. An outside company conducts semi-annual maintenance of all sirens.

What to do Before a Tornado

Be alert to changing weather conditions.
  • Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest information.
  • Look for approaching storms
  • Look for the following danger signs:
    • Dark, often greenish sky
    • Large hail
    • A large, dark low-lying cloud (particular if rotating)
    • Loud roar, similar to freight train
If you see approaching storms or any danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.

Tornado Watch

Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

Tornado Warning
A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.

What to Do During a Tornado

If you are under at tornado WARNING, seek shelter immediately:

If you are in a structure (e.g. residence, small building, school, nursing home, hospital, factory, shopping center, high-rise building, etc.)

Go to a pre-designated shelter area such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside wall. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Get under a sturdy table and use your arms to protect your head and neck. Do not open windows.

If you are in a vehicle, trailer or mobile home

Get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building or a storm shelter. Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes.

If Outside With No Shelter

  • Lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands. Be aware of the potential for flooding.
  • Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safest in a low, flat location.
  • Never try to outrun a tornado in urban or congested areas in a car or truck. Instead, leave the vehicle immediately for safe shelter.
  • Watch out for flying debris. Flying debris from tornadoes causes most fatalities and injuries.

Rogers County

The County's Emergency Management Office is located in the Rogers County Courthouse, 219 S. Missouri Ave. For more information, please visit the Rogers County Emergency Management website.

Updated 9/4/18