A malfunctioning weather siren kept south Wichita residents awake overnight.
The siren first sounded around 12:30 a.m. Thursday and then blared sporadically until 5:45 a.m, officials said.
Sedgwick County Emergency Management Director Randy Duncan said something malfunctioned with the 33 year-old siren near I-235 and S. Seneca.
It's unclear what caused the problem. Duncan said there were no obvious signs of malfunction in the control box and technical experts will continue troubleshooting the problem.
"I was wishing I had a shotgun so I could shoot the siren off the pole," said Dora Flint, who lives about a block away.
Flint said she was awakened several times throughout the night and kept checking the television to see if there was a tornado warning.
Duncan said her response shows the county's multi-layer emergency alert system is working and people aren't relying solely on outdoor warning sirens.