Boone County News Release

Press Archives Press Room

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Chris Kelley, Director
Boone County Office of Emergency Management
Phone: (573) 554-7900

Tornado Siren Malfunction Update

May 3, 2024 –On Thursday afternoon, an outdoor warning siren located in the 5400 block of North Highway 763 had a technical malfunction that caused it to repeatedly activate without warning. The Boone County Office of Emergency Management (BCOEM) engaged its siren contractor and the Boone County Joint Communications radio technician team to expeditiously remove that siren from service.

Preliminary investigation of the siren unit suggests a lightning strike was the cause of the malfunction. Technicians will continue working on the siren, and hope to have that site returned to full service by the weekend.

Boone County residents are encouraged to have more than one way to receive local severe weather alerts, either by using a NOAA weather radio, subscribing to Boone County Ready Alerts, or by staying tuned to a local news channel.

To subscribe to Boone County Ready Alerts, powered by Smart911, visit the Boone County Ready website

Anyone who believes a siren is not operating correctly should reach out to BCOEM by calling 573-554-7900.