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False Storm Sirens Go Off In Scott County

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Before the heat came early this morning thunderstorms rolled through the Quad Cities. Sirens in Scott County went off but the National Weather Service says the storms were not severe enough to send out a warning.

Here is what happened: A trained storm spotter thought he saw rotation in a cloud so he called the Scott County Emergency Communications Center which sounds the sirens.

Scott County reps say they usually call the National Weather Service before sounding the sirens but they say this storm was coming in fast and they didn't want to put anyone at risk.

"I'd rather be safe than sorry," Eldridge resident Jamie Frauen said. "I guess instead of having it be a tornado and no one tells us and then we're all not prepared for it."

Scott County officials are advising residents to always take the sirens seriously.



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