Severe Weather Awareness Month continues and tornado sirens in Hopkinsville and Christian County were tested this morning.
The statewide drill was held last Tuesday, but the local siren testing was postponed due to inclement weather. Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham says every siren sounded, but there were some programming issues in a couple of places.
The sirens are supposed to spin when activated to send the noise as far as possible, but the ones at Fairview and at the fire station near the Stadium of Champions didn’t move. Graham says some computer work should fix those issues rather quickly.
The drill was meant as a way for people to consider what they would do in the event of an actual tornado. March through June are the most common months for tornados in Kentucky, though they can happen at any time.
As always, authorities urge residents to go to the most interior room of the lowest level of their home when a warning is issued. Everyone should also have a NOAA weather radio, as the sirens are only meant to notify those outdoors of the impending severe weather.