Bill Reker

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) –  Overcast weather has forced the cancellation of today’s planned re-tests of St. Louis County’s tornado siren warning system.

Weather permitting, the re-testing will be performed next week, according to the St. Louis County Departments of Highways and Traffic and Public Works.


Yet another test of the tornado sirens in St. Louis County is planned for Wednesday afternoon.

This latest re-do comes after a number of county residents complained that they didn’t hear the tornado warning that sounded last Tuesday morning.

“We’ll look to make sure that they’re loud enough, and that the sirens’ volume is up to the manufacturer’s specs,” says David Barney, who heads up the Emergency Communications Network.

The tests are set to take place between 10 am and 2 pm Wednesday, but could be postponed if there’s bad weather in the region at that time.

They’ll be testing individual sirens throughout the county, including those in St. Ann, Kirkwood and Wildwood.

It’s all part of the ongoing effort to tweak the 187 new sirens that went online last spring.



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