Depending on where you were during the severe weather Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, you may or may not have heard storm warning sirens being sounded in the lake area. Among the areas not hearing sirens was the City of Camdenton which, according to Mid-County Fire Chief Scott Frandsen, was not specifically included in any tornado warnings.
By comparison, if you live in Osage Beach, according to Police Lt. Michael O’Day, you will hear the sirens for any tornado warnings issued which could, potentially, affect the city.
Both O’Day and Frandsen are quick to point out that outdoor storm warning sirens are intended for notifying persons caught outside during severe weather and that a weather radio, phone app or some other type of system is best for being notified if you are inside. It’s also strongly recommended, since we are now officially in the severe weather season, that you have an emergency kit prepared, just in case.