Emergency Sirens sounded shortly after 11:30pm local time. People took to Social Media to sound off about the strange sirens. It was later confirmed by Dallas Public Information Office that the Outdoor Warning Sirens were continuously going off due to a malfunction. Emergency warning sirens malfunctioning in Dallas overnight Friday may take up to three hours to silence, According to city officials. Sirens came to a full stop shortly before 2:00am local time, a little over two hours since they sounded.
City officials plan on holding a press conference Saturday Morning.
The following is the original timeline of events as updated in real-time by TheBeatDFW.com
12:56 PM Update
Emergency warning sirens malfunctioning in Dallas overnight Friday may take up to three hours to silence, According to city officials.
12:33 PM Update:
Dallas Office of Emergency Management has tweeted about the incident:
According to DallasNews.com:
Emergency sirens across Dallas County started blaring shortly before midnight Friday, but no severe weather is in the area.
The City of Dallas Public Information Officer responded with a series of Tweets about the Incident:
Dallas spokeswoman Sana Syed said the problem was caused by a system malfunction and that emergency crews were working to fix it.