Mar 01, 2021 4:25 PM

Warning siren will not be activated in Nickerson

Posted Mar 01, 2021 4:25 PM

NICKERSON, Kan. — Last year the City of Nickerson saw their tornado warning siren malfunction. The outdated piece of equipment stood silent throughout the spring and summer storm season. 

Efforts to resurrect the system did not help. There has been discussion off and on about finding a way to repair or replace the siren but no action has been taken.

City Clerk April Beshears says the siren won't be available again this spring and summer and they urge residents to subscribe to the Reno County Emergency Management’s EverBridge warning system. The system activates watches and warnings on your personal device. The subscription is free. 

Beshears says residents need to pay attention to the weather and entertain all avenues to monitor storms. EverBridge can be found at renogov.org and go to the Emergency Management page.

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