Tornado Sirens Giving Way To New Warning Technology

Tornado Sirens - USA Today

Smartphones' GPS technology allows alerts to push out in specific geographic areas.

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  • National Weather Service issues tornado warning for Tuscola county
    Michigan was hit by a round of storms that already sparked one tornado warning Monday with sky watchers on alert for the rest of the day. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for ...
    08/10/2022 - 8:00 pm | View Link
  • Outdoor warning siren maintenance this week
    Officials with the City of Champaign said the community should hear outdoor warning sirens later this week. In a news release, officials said contractors are doing maintenance work on the city’s 15 ...
    08/9/2022 - 5:42 am | View Link
  • Tornado sirens to be tested all week in Clinton County
    “When a tornado warning hits our county, it’s important to alert our public. If you are outside, take shelter, if you’re inside and you hear the sirens take immediate cover, go to your local ...
    08/9/2022 - 3:58 am | View Link
  • Lack of warning, software error kept tornado sirens silent in Naperville
    Outdoor warning sirens in Naperville failed to activate during a July tornado because of a mistake in software installed in April, city officials say. Another reason is that the National Weather ...
    08/5/2022 - 10:22 am | View Link
  • Sirens silent during July 23 tornado because of warning system software error, no weather service alert
    A software error failed to trigger emergency warning sirens like this one on 95th Street on July 23 when an EF-0 tornado moved through Naperville's southeast side ...
    08/3/2022 - 7:07 pm | View Link
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  • Storm Shelter and Tornado Shelters in Springfield, MO
    Consider giving us a call today to speak to one of our specialists, and we will help you see how our shelters are better than the competition and worth your investment. ... So what do you do when you hear your weather radio or tornado sirens go off to warn you of a tornado warning? This will all depend on where you are when this happens.
    08/12/2022 - 9:32 am | View Website
  • 30 Years Later: The August 28, 1990 F-5 Plainfield Tornado
    Before the Enhanced Fujita Scale was put in use in 2007, the tornado damage was assessed by using the Fujita Scale. On the Fujita Scale, an F5 tornado has estimated wind speeds of 261-318 mph and is defined as having incredible damage in which strong frame houses can be leveled and swept off of foundations, automobile-sized objects can be lifted up into the air, and trees are usually debarked.
    08/12/2022 - 2:44 am | View Website
  • EF-2 tornado tears through southern Ohio, 'extensive' damage to buildings
    Pegram was asked if tornado sirens ever sounded as the tornado seemed to strike with little warning. ... Meteorologists estimated the tornado was on the ground for 3.4 miles with a peak wind speed at 95 mph, giving the tornado a rating of EF-1. ...
    08/12/2022 - 1:18 am | View Website
  • Tornado Survivor Stories
    Schools had let out early and after school events were either postponed or canceled. At around 4:00 a tornado warning came over the television. This warning gave the precise location and direction of the sighted storm and it was barreling towards our neighborhood. I told my wife we would be heading toward the basement when I made the call.
    08/12/2022 - 12:35 am | View Website
  • 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak
    A deadly tornado outbreak occurred in Central Texas during the afternoon and evening of May 27, 1997, in conjunction with a southwestward-moving cluster of supercell thunderstorms. These storms produced 20 tornadoes, mainly along the Interstate 35 corridor from northeast of Waco to north of San Antonio.The strongest tornado was an F5 tornado that leveled parts of Jarrell, killing 27 people and ...
    08/10/2022 - 7:22 pm | View Website
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