October 02, 2019
Meteorologists and emergency managers occasionally hear people say, “the tornado struck without warning.” However most of the time, there WAS a warning in effect, but for some reason this person just didn’t know about it. We encourage everyone to have multiple, redundant methods of receiving life-saving warnings, including phone apps, texting services, local TV and radio broadcasts, NOAA weather radio, and outdoor warning sirens. But remember outdoor warning sirens--often times called a tornado siren or emergency siren--are designed to be heard only when you are outdoors. For indoor warnings, rely on a NOAA Weather Radio…the indoor siren.