Tornado Siren Malfunction in Midtown Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Thunderstorms are moving into the News Five and some midtown Mobile residents were alerted to it.

A malfunction in the tornado siren caused it to go off just after 1 p.m. in midtown Mobile. The siren did not last long, only 10 seconds, but it could be heard for miles.

A spokesperson at the Mobile County EMA says that the cause of the malfunction is unknown at this time, but that lightning is a possible cause.

Luckily, no tornado was in the Mobile area and forecasters do not predict one to happen in this weather system.

Stay up to date on the radar on and watch News 5 at 5:00 for the latest on the storms.

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