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Ellinwood tornado sirens sounding in error

ELLINWOOD — City tornado sirens have been randomly sounding in the middle of the night in error, the Ellinwood City Council heard as its regular meeting on Tuesday.

Ellinwood Fire Chief Chris Komarek reported that after the system was upgraded to narrow band earlier this year , the sirens have gone off in the middle of the night on at least three occasions for no reason. City Administrator Robert Peter said that Motorola is looking into the cause, and now that storm season is over, they are turned off. The sirens can be activated by emergency personnel if needed.

"It is just ...

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