KMOX 1120AM

Local

St. Louis Co. Revises Tornado Siren Tests

View Comments
Tornado sirens
News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - St. Louis County is revising its outdoor warning siren tests.

The St. Louis County Emergency Communications Commission said Tuesday that based on feedback from the public it will reduce the duration of the monthly warning siren test to one minute from three minutes effective with the test on April 1. In the event of an actual tornado, the sirens will sound for a full three minutes.

The commission says the warning system is intended for outdoor notification only and the sirens are not designed to alert people inside of buildings.

The county also announced the installation of two additional sirens last week in Bridgeton and Kirkwood bringing the total number of sirens to 199.

© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,836 other followers