Sunday, March 19, 2000
More sirens at ready
BY MICHAEL D. CLARK
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Since a deadly tornado ripped through the Tristate last spring, area communities have been installing more severe-weather sirens.
A look at Tristate county tornado siren totals, which do not include local firehouse sirens:
Butler County will have more than doubled its number of tornado sirens by the end of summer. This time last year there were 30 sirens in the county; more than 30 more are to be installed.
Some communities installing sirens for the first time include: Middletown, 10; Union Township, 11; and Liberty Township, seven.
Dearborn County in southeast Indiana plans to have 36 new sirens in stalled within six weeks. Emergency management officials credit the increase to funding now available from riverboat gambling business in Lawrenceburg.
Boone County has installed 28 new sirens and plans to add three more by spring of 2001. Some first-time communities include: Florence, Burlington, Hebron and Union.
Kenton County plans to have 28 new sirens installed by April 6. Last year the county largely relied on local firehouse sirens, which have a shorter range.
Hamilton County remains the leader in number of tornado sirens with 166 the same total as last year. There are also six sirens owned by the U.S. De partment of Energy at the Fernald plant in Crosby Township that are on the county's activation system.
Campbell County plans to have 18 new sirens installed by midsummer. Previously, the county relied on 11 firehouse sirens and three tornado sirens in Fort Thomas.
Clermont County currently has 22 sirens, but plans to have 20 new sirens installed within six weeks.
Warren County had 12 tornado sirens but will soon have 30 installed throughout the county. Deerfield Township, one of the communities hit by last year's tornado, installed five new sirens last week.
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