In the aftermath of the tornados in Branson, Mo. and to the east, I have talked with people who live and work there, who said, “We slept through it.”
As the (Johnson County) sirens were tested today, I am wondering if they should/could be louder. I can hear them inside my house but rather faint at times. I realize that they rotate around as they are sounded. I also realize they are designed to be heard outside. That just isn’t good enough.
When we lived out on the farm south of town, we could not hear sirens going off at all. If a tornado was to hit our area in the middle of the night or the wee house of the morning, I am not sure the sirens would wake us up. I feel like better warnings are needed.
Tornado warning sirens should be louder