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Update: Malfunction triggered tornado siren in Hales Corners

Updated 4:35 p.m. on October 27, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- We now know what caused a tornado siren to go off during last night's rain.

The Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management says that water damage inside of a siren control box caused the malfunction.

The siren that malfunctioned is located in Hales Corners and was heard by people in several communities near the Milwaukee-Waukesha line.

Crews were able to disarm the siren remotely but workers also went to the siren site and turned off its power.

Officials say a vendor will be making repairs on the siren Monday. 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- We now know what caused a tornado siren to go off during last night's rain.

The Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management says that water damage inside of a siren control box caused the malfunction.

The siren that malfunctioned is located in Hales Corners and was heard by people in several communities near the Milwaukee-Waukesha line.

Crews were able to disarm the siren remotely but workers also went to the siren site and turned off its power.

Officials say a vendor will be making repairs on the siren Monday. 

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Tornado sirens were going off in some communities in southeast Wisconsin Saturday night, Oct. 26, but the National Weather Service reports there was no tornado threat.

The NWS says they received several reports of the sirens going off. 

A CBS 58 viewer in Franklin said they heard the sirens sounding for more than ten minutes. 

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