Storm warning system revamped

April 12, 2011

Major changes are coming to Marion County’s storm sirens this summer. Starting in July, the warning sirens will be sounded during tornado warnings from the National Weather Service but no longer during a tornado watch unless a public safety officer spots a tornado or after there have been confirmed reports of imminent life-threatening conditions. Officials said they will also go high-tech with warnings, sending out alerts to cell phones and landlines.