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Monday, August 07, 2017

No Sirens Sounded as Tornado Leaves Injuries, Damages in Tulsa

No sirens were sounded in Tulsa despite an EF2 tornado that swept through the city early Sunday morning, leaving a trail of damage and injuries in its wake.

"The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning at 1:25 a.m.," the city of Tulsa said in a statement to the Tulsa World. "This particular storm spun up at such a quick rate between scans of the radar and by the time the NWS issued the warning, the storm was crossing into Broken Arrow."

Roger Jolliff, director of the Tulsa Emergency Management agency, told CBS News they did not sound the sirens because the twister had already moved on to the neighboring city.

"I said if it's in Broken Arrow, we will not sound our sirens because the threat at that time that we had got this information... was going into Broken Arrow," Jolliff told CBS.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder if the weatherpeople know what their doing.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Wicomico County have sirens scattered throughout the County? I live near the airport and one such siren is mounted on the old RF tower. I didn't hear and siren.

Anonymous said...

That's about the stupidest thing I've heard! Even two second's warning could save a life! Yeah, you may be a LITTLE late, but not for the second half of the damage.

Anonymous said...

They only cover DOVER TORNADOS.

Anonymous said...

In Salisbury the took the old fire sirens down. I think they were used for the purpose of alerting for these types of emergencies, but the know it all morons like Jake Day and Rick Hoppes know better and decided to make the quality of life very dangerous for ALL of it's citizens.