Vassar-area residents: Tornado sirens aren’t working

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Osage County Emergency Management put out an alert for Vassar-area residents on Thursday afternoon: The outdoor tornado warning siren failed a routine test Wednesday.

“We are working on a resolution for replacement parts or a new system as it is 30 years old,” the department said in a post on its Facebook page.


The post said residents should use weather alert radios, TV, radio and other means to receive weather information.

The siren will be out of service “for an unknown length of time,” according to the post. Osage County has asked people to spread the word.

Vassar is about 30 miles southwest of Lawrence as the crow flies, near Pomona Lake.

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