Outdoor sirens are made just for that: The outdoors

Why you shouldn't depend on them to alert you

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Living in Tornado Alley, we are used to the weekly and monthly testing of the tornado sirens. Those who have grown up here are completely used to the sound.

However, there are some who rely on the sirens to wake them up at night or alert them while inside their home. This choice is a dangerous one. The outdoor sirens are designed only for that: to warn those outdoors.

How can you be alerted to a tornado while in your home? Meteorologist JD Rudd shows you in the video above.

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