A few storm sirens in Hennepin County not working

More bad weather might be on the way  but Hennepin County officials are urging residents not to rely solely on storm sirens for proper warning.   That’s partly because power outages have taken some sirens offline.

According to a news release from Hennepin County:

As of midday Saturday, county officials estimated that at least one-fourth of cities in Hennepin County may have at least a few sirens off-line due to power issues. Actual numbers of inoperable sirens were not available. However, the county had received no reports of sirens damaged or destroyed by the storm. Many sirens in damaged areas are up and running using generator power from the facility where they are located, or using solar or battery power.