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Storm sirens remain silent in New Harmony

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NEW HARMONY, IN (WFIE) -

Storm sirens failed to sound in New Harmony Tuesday night causing confusion and concern for some residents. 

Residents said they knew the storm was coming, but weren't sure how severe things were going to get because the warning sirens never went off.  

Posey County EMA Director Larry Robb said the New Harmony siren is the only one that didn't go off last night following the severe thunderstorm warning.

Residents say they are used to hearing the sirens in town and with the strong winds shaking their homes...they were surprised they didn't hear anything. But residents say the "code red" telephone alert system did give them a warning.  

"The telephone went off three different times and we got that and that's probably as good as any because we can hear that," New Harmony resident Charles Huck said. 

Officials say they are already working on getting that malfunctioning siren working again.

They say it's important to sign up for the code red alerts that are tailored to specific regions. 

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