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May 23, 2024

U.C. tornado sirens to be more targeted

 

By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

After severe weather brought damage to the area this year, all the communities across Union County will get updates to their tornado siren alert systems.

Brad Gil b e r t , director of the county’s Emergency Management Agency, said updates will allow a new software system to be installed at the sheriff’s office for activation. Beyond updating both the hardware and software components, the new system will also allow the sirens to be more targeted to parts of the county that are affected by particular weather warnings.

“Right now, if there’s a warning anywhere in Union County, all the sirens go off,” Gilbert said, noting that the National Weather Ser…

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