Willard resident: Tornado siren should've sounded

City officials discuss aftermath of June 18 storm.
Aaron Krause
Jul 10, 2014

It was a twister! It was a twister!

Or was it?

Barbara Snook felt Mother Nature shook the city hard enough on June 18 that a tornado siren should've been sounded.

City manager Brian Humphress' response was the storm came and went so fast, city officials didn't have adequate warning.

"It hit fast and it was gone," the city manager said. He added there wasn't even time to send out storm spotters.

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Comments

Steamer84

Looks like it could be a small band heavy rain to me. There was never any rotation on radar and the NWS never confirmed any of the damage was consistent with even a week tornado as the have with the three recent tornados in Northern Medina county.

Dusty

Maybe they should change the protocal on "Tornado Siren's" let's call them server weather siren's. I don't think there has to be a tornado.

Sitting In The ...

They didn't sound the siren because that photo isn't of a tornado....You can't sound the siren every time a storm blows through.

Dusty

Sure you can if it has damaging winds.

Foodforthought

I dont care what the weather people say, this was a tornado. Too many eye witnesses that saw the funnel cloud hit. As for the sirens, yes the storm hit hard and very fast.

Brock Lee

wether sucks

Dr. Information

Looking at FB after this storm hit, I would have to say Willard sustained the most damage it has in the last 30 years. There was no way, some spotter was going to see any type of funnel cloud in that type of sideways rain. The siren.......use it.