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New Holstein utility crews shut tornado siren down following malfunction

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Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 11:29 PM CDT
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NEW HOLSTEIN, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE: Members of the New Holstein Police Department say a tornado siren in the area has been shut down by members of the utility department after it malfunctioned late Wednesday night.

Reports of the tornado siren going off came into the Action 2 newsroom around 11:30 p.m.

Members of the New Holstein Police Department and the Calumet County Sheriff’s Office took to Facebook to let citizens know it was a malfunction, and there was not a tornado warning for the area.

INITIAL REPORT: Officials in Calumet County are working to turn off a tornado siren after it malfunctioned Wednesday night.

A viewer in New Holstein alerted Action 2 News to the siren, saying it had been going on and off for about 30 minutes late Wednesday.

According to the New Holstein Police Department, the siren is malfunctioning, and they are contacting the proper officials so they can address it.

An estimated repair time wasn’t immediately provided.

No tornado warnings have been issued for the area, although heavy rainfall was reported as strong storms moved through the area.

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Malfunctioning tornado siren in New Holstein
Malfunctioning tornado siren in New Holstein(WBAY Staff)

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