Tornado sirens go off overnight in Merrill
MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) - Folks in Merrill woke up early this morning to the sound of tornado sirens going off in the area.
Several members of the Merrill community shared their experiences to Facebook stating the sirens went off around 1 a.m. Last month, the Merrill Police Department said they were looking into what is causing the sirens to go off in random spurts throughout the night after a previous incident.
Merrill Police Chief Corey Bennett went on to say the sirens are not on timers, but instead have to be activated manually by a button or signal. He said the city kept the old sirens as an added precaution for real emergencies. Now, the police department will take both sirens offline indefinitely until they can be fixed.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on the matter.
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