ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Just days after the tornados hit, St. Louis County was testing the warning sirens and the prognosis is not comforting.
“35 of those sirens throughout the county are the very old sirens that don’t work properly, either not at all or they don’t rotate.” says Mark Dietrich with the St. Louis County Emergency Management agency.
He tells KMOX News none of the faulty sirens were in the areas hit hard by Friday’s storms.
The county siren system is in the process of being replaced.
The new system should be on line in the next 12 to 18 months. The new system already approved by voters will have much louder sirens.
The St. Louis County warning system relies on 210 sirens.
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