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Crews confident Boyle County weather sirens will work for Thursday storms

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BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - DANVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Standing straight and tall they only have one purpose..to warn others.

Yet in late December when tornadoes were spotted 30 miles away in Taylor County and heading their way..they didn’t do their job.

“We chose to activate those sirens just for that very reason, they did not activate..this was after midnight,” said Mike Wilder, Danville and Boyle County’s Director of Emergency Management.

A technician found a glitch in the system. But then another test revealed another problem.

“2 did not blow. We know what the problem was with that,” he said.

Problems that Wilder assures the public are now fixed.

“As far as I found out. This has never happened before,” he said.

And wilder says the main purpose of the siren is to warn those who may be outside in severe weather.

“It is our procedure not sound those sirens unless we have credible information there is a tornado in the area,” he said.

Wilder says he’s confident the 18 horns will go off in the event there is that threat in the Danville or Boyle County area on Thursday or any other day there is a threat.


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