NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville Mayor David Briley said today that he would ask the Metro Council for $500,000 in equipment in order to to upgrade Nashville's tornado warning system.
This announcement comes one day after tornado sirens sounded some 15 minutes after the National Weather Service had canceled tornado warnings for the area.
As mayor, the safety of Nashville residents is my top priority. This month I will ask the Metro Council for $500,000 in equipment reserve funds to upgrade and modernize Nashville’s #tornado warning system.
— Mayor David Briley (@MayorBriley) February 8, 2019
Mayor Briley is not the first to voice his frustration and concern with the current warning system. You can read more about the current system here.