Be prepared, keep vigilant for potential severe weather


Each Thursday at 10 a.m. starting in the spring, one can hear a tornado siren blaring over the speakers as it is tested in Kimball.

The siren that indicates imminent danger differs from the fire siren in that the tone remains the same throughout the sounding while the fire siren undulates and is sounded for a shorter period of time.

According to Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway, who is also the director of emergency management, there is no all clear siren.

“The siren begins whenever a notice comes in from the National Weather Service or one of our storm spotters,” Gillway said. “T...

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