Crews installing new tornado sirens in Perryville, Mo.

Crews installing new tornado sirens in Perryville, Mo.

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - Crews installed new tornado sirens on Tuesday, January 14.

According to Assistant Chief of fire and police services Bill Jones, four new sirens were installed. One was a replacement for a siren over 40-years-old and the other three were installed in new locations.

This brings the total number of sirens in the city to seven.

Assistant Chief Jones said they plan to test the sirens on Tuesday evening or Wednesday.

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The Perryville Board of Alderman approved the purchase of a new warning siren for the city back in September 2018.

City leaders made it a goal to install a new warning siren each year until there are a total of eight systems in the city.

On the night of February 28, 2017, an EF4 tornado devastated Perryville.

A man was killed when the twister touched touched down on Interstate 55.

Forecasters say the tornado leveled at least 11 homes and damaged more than 100 others.

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