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Storm sirens heard on Highway 28, Hickory Valley are malfunctioning
SAINT ROBERT, Mo. (April 27, 2010) — Some say the sirens which sounded Monday night and Tuesday in the Hickory Valley subdivision and Highway 28 resembled air raid sirens. Others feared a tornado was on its way. However, according to Lt. Felton Shoemaker of the St. Robert Fire Department, the sirens are nothing but a malfunction and neither bombers nor bad weather are on their way to strike the city.

Most of the city’s storm sirens aren’t sounding.

“The only one we have going off is the one in Hickory Valley,” Shoemaker said. “We are still trying to determine what the cause of the sirens is, and as soon as we find it, we will take care of it.”

Shoemaker said firefighters are continuing to investigate why the sirens are sounding and don’t yet have an explanation.

Residents outside the city limits on Highway 28 are hearing the siren, but Shoemaker said that’s to be expected. The storm siren in Hickory Valley was intentionally mounted on a high spot where the sound will carry long distances.

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