Tornado siren policies vary from area to area

Tornado siren policies vary from area to area

(KAIT/KARK) - When severe weather strikes, people rely on tornado sirens to give them an advanced warning to the approaching danger.

According to Little Rock affiliate KARK, the policies on when to sound that advanced warning varies from county to county and from city to city.

Some counties sound sirens countywide like in Pulaski County or sector as officials do in Saline County.

Then you have an area where sirens are only in certain areas, such as Van Buren County.

During the storm on March 1, strong winds damaged property and knocked out power. Some said they wish they would have had some warnings.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is now working to get tornado siren policies from every city and county in the state. The agency would then create a place where residents could access that information.

The best practice right now is to know the policy in your city or county.

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