If you live in Tyler and didn't hear the new emergency warning sirens Tuesday morning, it was no mistake.
The alarms didn't go off, ironically, because of the weather.
Tuesday was supposed be the first time the new warning was tested. On the first Tuesday of every month the alarms are tested.
The siren you will now hear has a verbal message followed by three different siren tones that change at 30 second intervals.
However, Tuesday's cloudy skies kept the alarms silent.
"Normally when the weather is overcast like it is today,"said Tyler Police Assistant Chief, Paula Riggle, "or there's the potential, it appears like there could be a tornado or something we never sound the alarm if it looks like it will frighten people or cause alarm ."
Riggle said the sirens could be tested on the first Tuesday of February--weather permitting.
Maya Golden reporting, firstname.lastname@example.org
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