Springfield’s new storm warning system will not have a battery back-up as originally planned. Nick Heatherly, Springfield Building Development Services Director says they’re not cost cutting. He says it just makes sense. He says its an emergency warning system, used to warn people about bad weather BEFORE it arrives. Most problems with power outages, according to Heatherly, are afterwards. He also says there have been no problems with power outages with the system in the past.