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2016 marks ten years since deadly Renick tornado

Sunday marks the ten-year anniversary or the deadly tornado in the Randolph County town of Renick. Four people died because of the tornado that all but wiped out the community.

At the time, the town had no warning sirens to alert people about the incoming storm. Since then, Renick has new measures in place to make sure people are well-warned about severe weather. Sirens in the community now go off as soon as severe weather appears.

However, the siren system was built in the 1960’s, and runs on A/C voltage power. That means a power outage would prevent the sirens from sounding.

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