Residents on Ripon’s southwest and northeast sides weren’t warned of a potential tornado Sunday evening — at least not by siren.
When Ripon’s sirens went off city-wide that evening, its siren off Thomas Street near the water tower failed to sound. A second siren near Alliance Laundry also remained quiet.
Oddly enough, City Administrator Lori Rich said, both had worked during a previous test.
Regardless, by Tuesday, crews were out to repair each.
“They were repaired today,” Rich said, noting that while she was not sure why the Thomas Street siren didn’t work, “[At] the one at Alliance, the antenna actually was cut off.”
A new test was done Tuesday, and both were in working order.