City plans upgrades for aging tornado sirens

The city will spend just more than $50,000 this year to upgrade its aging outdoor warning system.

Its five existing sirens are about 20 years old, having been installed in the early to mid-1990s.

Although they have passed recent tests, some of the sirens have had problems and are getting harder to repair because of their age, Seymour Fire Chief Brad Lucas said.

In early 2013, three sirens failed to operate properly during a monthly test.


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