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Why Don't Some Texas Cities Have Outdoor Warning Sirens? Curious Texas Investigates

(TNS) - When there's a potential tornado threat to Dallas-Fort Worth, outdoor sirens let residents know, but not every Texas city operates the same warning system.

The city of Dallas has 162 sirens to warn residents about an imminent weather emergency. Fort Worth has 153. But Austin, Houston and San Antonio have gone a different route.

Austin Miller was born in downtown Dallas and grew up in Richardson and Garland, before moving to Houston. While living in the Houston area — first in Sugar Land and later in Cypress — Miller noticed the absence of the sirens he had grown used to in North Texas.

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http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Why-Dont-Some-Texas-Cities-Have-Outdoor-Warning-Sirens-Curious-Texas-Investigates.html