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Some Tulsans Confusing New Cell Towers With Emergency Sirens


Tulsa Emergency Management wants the public to know it’s not putting up new emergency sirens.

Director Joe Kralicek said he’s getting one or two calls a week about new sirens, but these structures are actually 5G towers. 


"So these new ones you're seeing - especially around south Tulsa - are not outdoor warning sirens. Do not rely on those to get your tornado signal," said Kralicek. 


Kralicek said there are ways to tell the difference: 5G antennas are typically about 4 feet tall, whereas emergency sirens are 10 feet tall. Emergency sirens are black and have holes throughout them, while 5G antennas are brown or grey.

There are over 80 emergency warning sirens in Tulsa. To see a map, visit the city of Tulsa website. 

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