CORYDON, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky storm siren that malfunctioned as a tornado was bearing down on the area had a bad
battery and a bad charger.
Local Emergency Management Director Larry Koerber says the company that helped install the siren checked the storm siren in the Corydon area in Henderson County. He tells The Gleaner of Henderson that the battery and charger were changed, and the siren sounded during a test.
Corydon's siren was one of several that malfunctioned on Saturday as the tornado approached the area.
The twister struck near the Union County line and then hit Corydon, causing substantial damage. No serious injuries were reported.
Koerber says all the county's sirens worked when tested as usual on Friday. The newspaper reports that on Saturday, half the sirens didn't work.
Information from: The Gleaner, http://www.thegleaner.com/
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