Board Oks money to fix tornado sirens; more needed

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OXFORD, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are trying to find money to help fix the outdoor weather sirens in Calhoun and Talladega counties.

The Alabama Regional Communication System Board of Directors agreed Tuesday to pay $1,108 to help fix the systems.

The Anniston Star reports (http://bit.ly/11GCCc9) that other agencies will also have to help foot the bill for an outside engineer to examine the sirens, which have been randomly malfunctioning for the last several months.

Local engineers with McCord Communications and Motorola Solutions have been unable to determine the cause of the random outages on the sirens maintained by the Calhoun and Talladega county emergency management agencies. The engineers told the board it would have to pay for an outside consultant to get to the root of the problem.

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Information from: The Anniston Star, http://www.annistonstar.com/



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