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Birmingham Met: Tornado Siren Mentality Could “Cost Lives”

In ABC, Alabama, Birmingham, Weather on March 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

James Spann (Courtesy: WBMA)

Meteorologist James Spann, known for his severe weather coverage throughout the state of Alabama, criticized the warning system used by many to alert countless residents of severe weather.

He told NPR in an interview earlier this week that people can become too reliant on sirens.

“In the siren mentality, it’s the idea that you’re always going to hear a tornado siren before a tornado strikes,” Spann said in the article. “And I believe it’s a farce.”

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