City officials play it safe when sounding alarms during Tuesday's storm - KMOV.com

City officials play it safe when sounding alarms during Tuesday's storm

(KMOV) -- The wind, rain and hail was no doubt enough for St. Louis City to sound its sirens last night at 2:47 a.m., according to the St. Louis fire chief.

The weather reporting system had issued a severe thunderstorm warning and tornado watch until 7 a.m. on Tuesday and it had the fire chief concerned that some residents would not have woken up otherwise.

"They said it was gonna track northeast which it did, but I dont believe tornadoes were watching the playbook and they dont follow any geographical location," Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said.  "They can bounce around which is what they did last year. "

Jenkerson is referring to the tornadoes that occurred on New Year's Eve in 2010 and Good Friday.

Powered by Frankly