Highland police are warning residents to be especially vigilant with dangerous storms expected Thursday after the city’s tornado warning sirens were disabled by a lightning stike.
With the sirens down, city leaders say they are limited in their ability to warn residents about hazardous conditions. Police are urging citizens to monitor the weather on their own and to be prepared to take shelter without notice.
It is hoped that the sirens can be repaired by Thursday afternoon before the worst of expected rough weather arrives.
According to the National Weather Service, storms capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, downpours of rain and, possibly, tornadoes are expected between 3-10 p.m.