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Tornado Sirens in Kansas Town Have to be Activated by Hand

Authorities in South Hutchinson are cautioning residents not to rely on the city’s tornado sirens to warn them of imminent violent weather this spring.

Due to “changes in the system,” the city’s four sirens can not be activated remotely, a post on the South Hutchinson Police Department’s Facebook page said Wednesday.

While the system is scheduled for updates to fix the problem, until then each siren will have to be activated by hand by police, fire or city maintenance crews.

Read more at the Wichita Eagle

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