Archive for Thursday, September 21, 2006

New sirens go up in county

September 21, 2006

Four new outdoor warning sirens will notify Leavenworth County residents of potentially dangerous weather.

Leavenworth County Emergency Management coordinator Chuck Magaha said a new siren installed this week at 147th Street and McIntyre Road should be operational by early next week.

It will serve an area within a two-mile radius.

"This is the first new outdoor warning siren in the county since the mid-1980s, and I feel pretty excited about that," Magaha said.

He added that the outdoor sirens would reach people outdoors and recommended residents purchase emergency weather radios to notify them of weather emergencies while they're indoors.

Lansing residents can purchase programmable weather radios at City Hall for $27.50 plus tax.

Magaha said outdoor sirens also would be installed at 20th Street and Eisenhower Road, Leavenworth; near Glenwood Ridge School, south of Basehor; and at the Leavenworth County Annex, Tonganoxie.


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