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New Protocol for Warren County Warning Siren

Warren County 911 has modified emergency protocols in regard to the county’s warning siren.

The warning siren will activate when winds reach 70 miles per hour or above, or when a tornado is sighted. It will not activate during a thunderstorm.

Director of Community Engagement Ken Helms gives an example why the protocol was changed.

“Debris flying around at that speed can become very hazardous. A trash can at that speed is just a bad deal, all the way around.”

Warren County 911 changed the protocol due to a state-wide recommendation from the National Weather Service.

Article written by Matthew Needham.

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