NWS says warnings aren’t delayed but sirens are overused

By Dave Taylor

After complaints that severe weather warnings are being received too late in Hancock County, a representative from the National Weather Service in Louisville held a presentation for city and county officials last Friday to explain the process of alerts and to find out whether they’re being delayed.

Joe Sullivan, the warning coordinator meteorologist for NWS Louisville, met with about 15 local officials at the Career Center to hear their concerns after the topic of delayed warnings had been raised in meetings of both the Lewisport City Council and the Hancock County Fiscal Court. He brought statistics, a PowerPoint presentation, and other NWS officials, including his counterpart from the Paducah office.

See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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