|Published: 9:52 AM, 05/13/2013
||Last updated: 9:52 AM, 05/13/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-Cover your ears!
At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, the
City of Sweetwater will test its new tornado sirens.
The sirens will be tested just after
the annual Police Department Memorial that is held downtown each year
to remember fallen police officers.
Earlier this year, the city received
three sirens from TVA. The sirens were refurbished by Spectrum
Electric. The three donated sirens along with an older siren the city
had refurbished and put on top of the fire hall downtown gives the
city a total of four sirens to alert residents if a tornado is
The sirens from TVA were placed on the
water tank hill above Allen's 7 til 11, the water tank hill above the
National Guard on New Highway 68, and the water tank hill at the end
of Monroe Street.
Though an unusually cool spring has
kept the number of storms down this year, city officials say they are
excited to have this new safety feature for the town.
Having sirens has long been a goal of
Mayor Doyle Lowe and the city worked quickly with SUB to get the
sirens put up this spring.
You can also visit www.sweetwatertn.net
or call City Hall at 337-6979 to sign up for free storm and other
alerts to be sent to your phone through the Code Red Warning System
the city subscribes to. The system used to be called Delta Alert.
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