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Severe Weather Sirens Activated for Funnel Clouds

August 5, 2014
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Argos_SirenTuesday evening Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery was contacted by Starke County EMA advising of a report of funnel clouds in LaPorte County near Hanna. He contacted the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and advised them of the information and asked them to see if the fire departments would go out on weather watch.

Avery told WTCA, β€œI’m not sure why the sirens were activated. The National Weather Service was aware of the reports and believed they were cold air funnel clouds.” He continued, β€œIt is my understanding that these rarely do any damage.”

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2 Responses to “ Severe Weather Sirens Activated for Funnel Clouds ”

  1. Kathy Bottorff on August 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Our sirens are only meant to warn people outside. When you are inside the city and county want everyone to get a weather warning radio.

  2. sbmear on August 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I was shocked to hear the alarm was activated. I was outside in my yard and heard nothing. I am on Conger St , not that far and didn’t hear anything, neither did my husband or neighbor. I could always hear the sirens when they went off. Now I am afraid what if I would be indoors and the alert went off I may never hear it or even know to get to a safe place.

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