(KMOV) – Police in Maryville, Illinois confirm that they set off three sirens in town. But they didn’t sound the alarms for tornadoes, but rather over a severe thunderstorm warning instead.
Maryville police activated the sirens following a severe thunderstorm warning from the National Weather Service. The storm carried lightning and the potential for hail. Police say they were concerned about a warning of 60 mile-per-hour winds.
The National Weather Service does not set guidelines on when to sound tornado sirens. It’s up to individual municipalities to make the call in order to protect life and property.
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