When did "tornado" sirens become "severe thunderstorm" sirens? Everywhere else I've lived in my life, the sirens were not turned on unless there was a tornado warning and it was time to take cover. When you heard the siren, you knew it was the real deal. In PTC though, the sirens are being turned on for severe thunderstorm warnings. I didn't really appreciate the 3AM wake up call this morning, only to find no tornado warning. I feel like this is the town that cried wolf- when there really is a tornado, will anyone pay attention? Or will they shrug it off because the siren is used 20 times a year for severe storm warnings?