It will allow real-time, instantaneous triggering of Cullman County’s outdoor warning siren system. This will eliminate any possibility of human error and delayed response time. – Cullman County Gets Instantaneous Tornado Warning Siren Capabilities

Cullman County Gets Instantaneous Tornado Warning Siren Capabilities

Cullman County Gets Instantaneous Tornado Warning Siren Capabilities

BIG EXTREME WEATHER NEWS

CCEMA-NOAA-NWSCullman County Commission Chairman Kenneth Walker and Commissioners Garry Marchman & Kerry Watson approved a request from Cullman County Emergency Management Agency Director Phyllis Little today.

Little’s request involved the purchase of Outdoor Warning Siren Activation Equipment to replace old-school similar equipment that crashed during Cullman County’s recent triple tornado warning episode.

The sophisticated new system is directly tied to the National Weather Service Severe Storm Center. It will allow real-time, instantaneous triggering of Cullman County’s outdoor warning siren system. This will eliminate any possibility of human error and delayed response time. The old system required manual activation of the siren system.

An important additional feature of the new system is the activation of sirens in only select areas where an actual tornado warning is applicable. Full, county-wide tornado sirens will NOT go off if only a portion of the county is under a warning.

 

Cullman County Gets Instantaneous Tornado Warning Siren Capabilities

National Weather Service Polygon System

The Cullman County Commission enthusiastically and unanimously approved the expenditure of $11,274 for this purpose today. The contract for the new equipment will be through Precision Communications, Inc.

The new system is expected to be fully operational and tested within the next 30 days.

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In this interview, Director Little explains everything you need to know about the new system:


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Cullman County Gets Instantaneous Tornado Warning Siren Capabilities

Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com and/or (256) 615-8260.

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