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Muscatine Discusses Warning Notifications

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Muscatine city leaders meet to discuss a better plan to notify residents during severe weather and they say the best warning is your gut feeling.

"Sirens are not the thing that we should depend on the most," Mayor DeWayne Hopkins said.

Monday night a tornado struck near Krieger's Auto Collision killing one man. Officials say the tornado popped up too quickly before they got a chance to sound the sirens but according to regulations city officials followed protocol.
Now they just want to take this time to learn what they can do better in the future.

"I received some education in this process and it's my intention to help our colleagues educate our community as well," Hopkins said.

The Mayor says that if residents have a basement to just go there if they feel severe weather is approaching.
Also residents can get a weather radio for more alerts.


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