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Muscatine County Emergency Management Explains Tornado Warning Failure

Updated: June 25, 2013 10:17 PM

The National Weather Service said its radar wasn't able to detect Muscatine's tornado when it moved through the city Monday.

The storm was moving so fast that by the time a severe thunderstorm warning was issued, the tornado was already forming.

Muscatine County Emergency Management said the city waits for a tornado warning before initiating the outdoor warning sirens. Since it never got that warning - the sirens never went off.

Emergency Management said it has gotten hundreds of complaints about the warning failure.