Ohio city may reactivate sirens after tornado


BRUNSWICK, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio community where a tornado touched down this week will consider reactivating its tornado warning sirens.

A councilman in Brunswick, in Medina (meh-DY'-nuh) County south of Cleveland, says he plans to discuss the issue of the non-working sirens at a meeting next month.

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Brunswick during a storm on Monday night, damaging dozens of homes. No injuries were reported.

WEWS-TV (http://bit.ly/TzI9Rc ) reports that the city disabled the sirens nearly six years ago when officials say they got hacked. Since then, the city has used a reverse 911 system, sending severe weather alerts to phones and via email.

The cost to get the sirens up and running again would be about $60,000.