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Some Counties Changing When Tornado Sirens Sound

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service says a statewide policy needs to be put in place.

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Photo: Dan Goldblatt (WFIU News)

Storm damage in Monroe County earlier this spring.

Changes are happening today on when tornado sirens can go off in some counties. While some sound the sirens when a thunderstorm warning happens, others opt to only hit the button for a tornado warning or if a funnel cloud is spotted.

Delaware, Boone, Wayne, and Marion counties are just a few of those moving to that new system, where only a tornado warning or funnel cloud will activate the siren.

Some emergency management officials say people often tune out the sirens when they‘d go off during thunderstorms.

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service says a statewide policy needs to be put in place because it can be confusing, especially if you live close to a county line.

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