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Central Kansas town mayor says tornado sirens unreliable


April 29, 2020

NICKERSON, Kan. (AP) — In the heart of Kansas and tornado country, officials in the town of Nickerson say they're faced with the danger of an unreliable tornado siren system.

The sirens didn't sound when the town last had a tornado threat last year, newly-elected Nickerson Mayor Peggy Ruebke told Wichita station KSN. Ruebke said the county volunteer fire department is in charge of sounding the sirens in town and that they have had some problems and malfunctions with the system. Fixing or replacing the aging siren system could cost thousands of dollars, she said.

"It needs to be addressed...

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