Emergency sirens in Boyle County will sound whenever the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning, county and city officials decided after the area's bout of bad weather Sunday.
Before, the sirens sounded only when a volunteer weather spotter saw a tornado or cloud formations that indicate a tornado could form.
"Tornado warnings are not issued matter of factly," said Robert Szappano, a meteorologist with the weather service in Louisville. "No question about it ... (the) warning sirens should go off" when a tornado warning is issued.
Szappano was surprised to learn that Boyle doesn't already sound its sirens when the weather service issued a warning. He said it's already a policy in most counties in Kentucky.