I read Herb Brock's article about the damage done by the storms that hit our area Sunday and have a question or two that maybe someone can answer.
I live in northern Casey County near the Casey-Lincoln line and would like to know why the weather sirens were not activated prior to the storms arrival? We had numerous trees blown down, barn roofs peeled back, hay sheds destroyed and electricity knocked out. Thank God it wasn't worse. Every one of Lexington's TV stations were saying Doppler-indicated tornados were in Taylor, Adair and Marion counties as well as high winds and hail. What leads to the sounding of the sirens? If ever an event warranted the sounding, it was Sunday night.
A call placed to the Casey sheriff's office was made and the dispatcher politely said that he was waiting for the order to turn them on from the county DES coordinator. Even the deputy sheriff asked when were they turning them on, as this was heard on the scanner. What was the DES coordinator waiting on? Surely there was enough time to prepare. The warnings were going on all day and even several businesses shut down early due to severe weather threats.