NICKERSON, Kan. — In the heart of Kansas and tornado country, officials in the town of Nickerson say they’re facing the danger of an unreliable tornado siren system.
Newly-elected Nickerson Mayor Peggy Ruebke tells Wichita station KSN that the sirens didn’t sound when the town last had a tornado threat last year. Ruebke says the county volunteer fire department is in charge of sounding the sirens in town and that they have had some problems and malfunctions with the system.
Fixing or replacing the aging siren system could cost thousands of dollars. Ruebke says the city plans to address the issue at its May council meeting.