Thursday, September 07, 2000

New Middletown sirens wail on cue

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        MIDDLETOWN — The first monthly test of the city's new outdoor weather warning alarm system went off smoothly Wednesday afternoon.

        “They all worked,” said Assistant City Manager Susan Davis. “You could hear them inside the (city) building with the doors closed. We had calls galore from people.”

        Placement of the 10 sirens was calculated to provide complete coverage of the city. The sirens cost $132,500.

        They will be tested for two minutes at noon on the first Wednesday of each month.

        The only other times they will be activated will be if a tornado warning has been issued for the Middletown area, or if a tornado is spotted, Ms. Davis said.


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