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Are there any tornado sirens in Cumberland County?
On June 19, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning after it was determined a strong storm moving toward the county from Dillsburg was capable producing a tornado.
It is uncommon for Cumberland County to see a tornado warning, and no local or county agencies are equipped with a tornado siren, according to Cumberland County Public Safety Director Robert Shively.
“Years and years ago we used to activate the fire sirens, but that really wasn’t effective to notify all the public,” Shively said.
The only siren Shively said he was aware of in the county is part of the Carlisle Barracks public address system.
That siren was activated during the tornado warning this month.
Shively said the county suggests residents get a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio.
NOAA weather radios broadcast continuous weather information and severe weather warnings and watches.
More information about weather alerts and weather radios can also be found by visiting weather.gov.
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