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For many tornado sirens are the first indication a serious storm is approaching, though technology is changing that. The National Weather Service, for example, can now send weather alerts directly to most new smartphones. Here, workers from the Oklahoma Electric Cooperative install a siren near a church in the small town of Norge in July 2010.

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Who do you favor for the U.S. Senate seat that Tom Coburn is giving up?

State Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton
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Former State Sen. Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso
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