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Sirens sound throughout the Valley as part of a statewide tornado drill

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Not everything went as planned, when emergency alert sirens were tested Wednesday morning.

At 9:50 a.m. Mahoning County sounded its emergency alert sirens as part of a statewide tornado drill for Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Four of the county's 51 sirens remained silent.

"This is actually the time we want to know that the sirens did not go off because this is a drill. This is the perfect time for them not to work because we can diagnose them and repair the issue before there is an actually warning in activation that they would be needed. We do test our sirens every Saturday at noon so they are tested year around but issues do occur and that's the reason for this test," said Dennis O'Hara, interim director Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency.

In Trumbull County there are 93 sirens and two malfunctioned. In Columbiana County the 14 Sirens the county overseas worked as planned.

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