Sorry, we trust "the science" on that headlines.
Still . . .
I'm pretty sure a Chinese bot wrote this so I'm quoting it from a social media dump that boots everybody who isn't friends with council dude Eric Bunch . . . Ewwww.
Here's the word . . .
"If you want the earliest possible and loudest possible warning, plus most reliable, get a weather radio and program it to your county plus the counties to your west and southwest. I have mine programmed for Jackson, Johnson, and Wyandotte. This is because storms most of the time move from west to east or southwest to northeast.
"You aren't supposed to rely on sirens for waking you or even alerting you indoors. Sorry that may sound mean but this is repeated often among the more weather-enthusiast crowd but many who aren't as weather-enthusiast may not know. You need a weather radio here in KC. You can put it in the drawer in October and get it back out in February if the weekly tests drive you nuts, but please don't be one of those "It goes off all the time! for nothing!" and end up not using it . . ."
That's probably great advice.
However . . .
There's a case to be made that a life spent dutifully listening to a weather radio isn't worth living.
No . . . That's not one of the "reasons why" but merely an observation that a mostly harmless storm is nothing more than an opportunity to romantically annoy a consenting partner OR engage in a bit of timely safe sex with someone you love and enjoy a Ménage à moi.
You decide . . .