ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - It has been almost five months since the St. Louis area has seen any severe weather. You have to go back to October 13, 2014 when a tornado swept through parts of Freeburg, Illinois producing damage to homes and businesses. Warm weather like Wednesday, serves as a reminder that the spring storm season is fast approaching.
Crews with the St. Louis City Emergency Management office took advantage of the nice weather to conduct regular maintenance on some of the City’s 60 outdoor warning sirens.
City EMA director Gary Christmann says the city works hard to make sure all those sirens are working properly. He wants to remind everyone that St. Louis City only sounds the sirens for official National Weather Service tornado warnings issued for the city, or in rare cases when extreme winds are producing damage as they approach the city.