Lightning strike silences tornado siren in Sullivan County town

The tornado siren in a Sullivan County town is out of action thanks to a lightning strike.

Posted: Apr 1, 2019 12:24 PM
Updated: Apr 1, 2019 5:59 PM

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The tornado siren in a Sullivan County town is out of action thanks to a lightning strike.

On Monday, leaders from the Town of Carlisle said the town's tornado siren would be out of action for the next eight weeks, so crews could make repairs.

They discovered the issue during severe weather week when they tried to test the siren.

The lightning shorted out the siren's control panel.

Repairs are in the works, but leaders say it will take eight weeks for the new parts to arrive.

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