Contact: For more information, contact Public Safety Joint Communications at (573) 874-7400
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Boone County Public Safety Joint Communications activated the outdoor warning sirens across the county on two occasions this afternoon as a result of the National Weather Service issuing tornado warnings across southern Boone County. There have been initial reports of varying-sized hail, heavy rain and high winds. At this time, there are no reports of significant damage.
PSJC reminds everyone that the outdoor warning sirens are sounded across the county, no matter which portion of the county is affected by a tornado warning. In addition, the sirens are not sounded a second time to indicate an "all clear".
During severe weather, residents are asked to refrain from calling 9-1-1 during a storm unless a life-threatening emergency is actually occurring. For all other storm related calls, contact local utilities or the Public Safety Joint Communication non-emergency line at (573) 442-6131.