FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Franklin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is warning residents that weather sirens in the county are out of order the day before strong storms are expected to roll into North Alabama.

In a Facebook post, the EMA said weather sirens throughout the county are experiencing technical difficulties.

The agency said it has contacted a service company to work on the sirens and said it hopes to have the problem fixed as soon as possible.

Franklin County does have an alternative alert option for residents to stay weather aware.

Franklin County EMA Director Mary Glass announced Nov. 1 that the agency has a new alert system that will send notifications directly to your mobile device, by text message, to your email, or landline.

The ‘MyAlert’ app, which you can download here, is available for iPhone and Android users. A great thing about this service is that you can add your address to receive geographically targeted alerts in your location.

The EMA apologized for any inconvenience the siren outage is causing and encouraged residents to have another way to receive weather alerts.

News 19 will be on hand to bring you the latest weather news throughout the day Tuesday and you can receive weather alerts on our weather app.

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