Officials warn end of siren doesn’t mean end of danger
Officials are warning residents that tornado warning sirens are a sign to seek shelter, but do not signal when the warning is over.
As a storm complete with tornado warnings raged near Randall, July 17, Randall City Administrator Matt Pantzke said there had been confusion from residents about bad weather continuing even after the sirens had ended.
Morrison County Emergency Management Officer Victoria Ingram said the sirens are meant to warn people when the conditions for a tornado are detected.
“It’s to give people that time to get indoors so they can seek shelter and then get additional information by tuning into local media,” Ingram said.
Even if the weather at the time is not threatening, Ingram said the sirens may still be activated to let people know that might not be the case for long.