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Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:48

Sirens Blast as Warning System Wakes Residents in Texas

(TNS) — Residents in Lancaster and DeSoto had an unwanted wake-up call Tuesday when a malfunction set off warning sirens.

The sirens sounded around 2:20 a.m. and didn't go silent until sometime after 3. But unlike Saturday morning, there was no severe weather in the area.

"The Emergency Outdoor Warning Sirens have malfunctioned and are automatically sounding. We are currently working to address the concern, and will provide follow-up as quickly as possible," read a post on the city of Lancaster's Nextdoor page. "Sorry about the inconvenience."

At 4:11 a.m., the city of DeSoto issued a tweet that read, "Hopefully, by now they are all quiet."

The city also alerted residents via its CodeRed notification system saying everything was all clear and there was no emergency.

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http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Sirens-Blare-as-Glitch-in-Warning-System-Awakens-Residents-in-Lancaster-DeSoto-Texas.html