Tornado siren randomly sounds in Litchfield

LITCHFIELD, Ill. - A piercing tornado siren blasts through a Litchfield neighborhood for no reason at all, and it's sending families in the Crestwood Estates subdivision into a frenzy.

The Litchfield city manager released the following statement, "The city is taking the matter very seriously and apologizes for the repeated activations. We have responded with action to correct the problem in the past and will continue to do so until the issue is resolved."

City officials wouldn't say what's causing the problem. They've contracted services with two companies for repairs. The city manager says modifications were made to the equipment and the companies felt the issue was resolved.

Neighbors say they heard the alarm just two days ago around 3:30 a.m. They say it's gone off for no reason at least 15 times.

The city is waiting on an evaluation of the siren from one of the companies to see if there's a possible solution.


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