Workers accidentally trip Xenia tornado sirens

Workers accidentally trip Xenia tornado sirens
One of five tornado warning sirens in the City of Xenia. This siren is located in Franklin Park on Dayton Avenue. 2019 marks the 45th anniversary of the devastating 1974 tornado that ripped through the city. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

XENIA — Tornado sirens sounding in Xenia this afternoon alarmed many in the community weary of disaster.

Workers were performing routine maintenance on the emergency alert system, when the sirens were accidentally tripped, according to Xenia police dispatch.

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Xenia suffered a deadly tornado on April 3, 1974.

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