Ohio County Plans Review of Siren Policy

September 24, 2014

Emergency management officials in a northwest Ohio area will review policy on sounding tornado sirens after they went off for approaching bad weather.

The (Toledo) Blade reports that a dispatcher sounded the alarms at about 7 p.m. EDT Saturday, apparently after the National Weather Service issued a severe weather warning. Lucas County Emergency Management Agency director Patricia Moomey says the policy was recently updated, but apparently was misinterpreted.

She says the sirens shouldn’t go off for thunderstorms.

The Lucas County EMA site says the county has 120 outdoor warning sirens. Residents are urged to seek shelter and tune into radio or TV stations for information if they hear the sirens.

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