Kingdom City to Replace Damaged Tornado Siren

6 years 10 months 16 hours ago Friday, June 07 2013 Jun 7, 2013 Friday, June 07, 2013 10:19:00 AM CDT June 07, 2013 in News
By: Garrett Bergquist
loading

KINGDOM CITY - Residents of this small town along Interstate 70 are without a warning system Friday after someone damaged its only tornado siren last Saturday.

Kingdom City Manager Curt Warfield told KOMU 8 News someone hit the control box near the base of the siren tower with some sort of vehicle, disabling the system. He said the city has contacted its insurer about the siren but had not gotten a quote as of Friday morning. He said the manufacturer has changed the control box's design since the city installed the siren in 2010. The new box will come as part of a whole unit, so the city will have to install a completely new system. If the city's insurer decides to cover the damage, Warfield said the city would have to pay a $1,000 deductible. Otherwise, a new system would cost between $8,000 and $9,000.

Judy Dawson lives next to the siren and said she isn't sure how someone could have accidentally hit the control box. The box faces away from County Road 226, toward a driveway leading to her residence and a neighbor's.

"It couldn't have happened at a worse time," she said, citing this spring's active tornado season.

Donnie Thompson, the chair of the town's Board of Trustees, said the city's insurer has indicated it will likely pay for the damage. Even if it does not, Thompson told KOMU 8 News the city has more than enough money to take care of it. He said Kingdom City has already ordered new parts, though he does not know when the siren might be back in service. To prevent a similar incident from happening again, Thompson said the city is considering putting a second siren on top of its water tower.

More News

Grid
List
MISSOURI — Missouri will be under a “stay at home” order starting at 12 a.m. Monday. The order, signed by... More >>
2 days ago Sunday, April 05 2020 Apr 5, 2020 Sunday, April 05, 2020 2:12:00 PM CDT April 05, 2020 in News
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as... More >>
2 days ago Sunday, April 05 2020 Apr 5, 2020 Sunday, April 05, 2020 11:17:30 AM CDT April 05, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 spreads, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about the impacts on the community. KOMU 8 News... More >>
2 days ago Sunday, April 05 2020 Apr 5, 2020 Sunday, April 05, 2020 9:26:00 AM CDT April 05, 2020 in News
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public, since the traditional ceremony in St. Peter's... More >>
2 days ago Sunday, April 05 2020 Apr 5, 2020 Sunday, April 05, 2020 8:59:10 AM CDT April 05, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA (Missourian) - Lucky’s Market will close Tuesday and will later reopen as a Schnucks. Schnucks does not... More >>
3 days ago Saturday, April 04 2020 Apr 4, 2020 Saturday, April 04, 2020 6:07:00 PM CDT April 04, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri is asking medical professionals who are not working to join a specialized state team that... More >>
3 days ago Saturday, April 04 2020 Apr 4, 2020 Saturday, April 04, 2020 6:00:00 PM CDT April 04, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The state is working on mobilizing more personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 first responders. Slow... More >>
3 days ago Saturday, April 04 2020 Apr 4, 2020 Saturday, April 04, 2020 3:49:00 PM CDT April 04, 2020 in News
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cluster of coronavirus cases have been found at a rehabilitation center in Kansas City, Kansas.... More >>
3 days ago Saturday, April 04 2020 Apr 4, 2020 Saturday, April 04, 2020 3:48:23 PM CDT April 04, 2020 in News
KANSAS CITY (The Kansas City Star) — The search for the body of a Missouri woman presumed to have been... More >>
3 days ago Saturday, April 04 2020 Apr 4, 2020 Saturday, April 04, 2020 3:34:00 PM CDT April 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The COVID-19 pandemic is defining for the globe what's essential and what things we really can't go without,... More >>
3 days ago Saturday, April 04 2020 Apr 4, 2020 Saturday, April 04, 2020 3:30:00 PM CDT April 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia is acknowledging the financial hardships individuals and families may be facing during the COVID-19... More >>
3 days ago Saturday, April 04 2020 Apr 4, 2020 Saturday, April 04, 2020 2:56:00 PM CDT April 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA -Dieticians know there are challenges when buying groceries and making meals at home during a statewide "stay-at-home" order. ... More >>
3 days ago Saturday, April 04 2020 Apr 4, 2020 Saturday, April 04, 2020 11:48:00 AM CDT April 04, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- People drove up one-by-one to drop off bread on Saturday to help local senior centers. The bread... More >>
3 days ago Saturday, April 04 2020 Apr 4, 2020 Saturday, April 04, 2020 10:45:00 AM CDT April 04, 2020 in News
COLLUMBIA -- Walmart will limit the number of customers who can be in a store at once and scale back... More >>
3 days ago Saturday, April 04 2020 Apr 4, 2020 Saturday, April 04, 2020 9:59:00 AM CDT April 04, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 spreads, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about the impacts on the community. KOMU 8 News... More >>
3 days ago Saturday, April 04 2020 Apr 4, 2020 Saturday, April 04, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT April 04, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed... More >>
4 days ago Friday, April 03 2020 Apr 3, 2020 Friday, April 03, 2020 9:47:00 PM CDT April 03, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA – Julia Griffin is in the same situation as millions of Americans. She doesn’t know when she’ll be able... More >>
4 days ago Friday, April 03 2020 Apr 3, 2020 Friday, April 03, 2020 6:33:00 PM CDT April 03, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Stay-at-home orders and fears of catching or spreading COVID-19 means fewer people are leaving their homes unless they... More >>
4 days ago Friday, April 03 2020 Apr 3, 2020 Friday, April 03, 2020 6:30:00 PM CDT April 03, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 71°
11pm 69°
12am 66°
1am 65°
2am 63°