DeSoto Co. gets tornado sirens - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

DeSoto Co. gets tornado sirens

(WMC-TV) - DeSoto County residents can now look forward to tornado sirens being installed in the area.

DeSoto County has been without tornado sirens for years and this adaptation comes more than a decade after a twister ripped through parts of the county.

Storm survivors say they are relieved to know they will now hear sirens before a storm.

"They're not intended to wake you up from a sound sleep in the middle of the night," said Time Curtis, DeSoto County Emergency Management Agency. 

"I think if you put one at the fire station, everybody down here should be able to hear it," stated resident Alvin Guy.

Coincidentally, the new siren in the Lewisburg community will be installed at the fire station. 

Remember to take cover as soon as you hear the warnings and if possible, and turn on the TV where the Action News 5 weather team will have you covered.  

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