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No Early Warning System For Bloomfield Residents

Last updated on Saturday, February 9, 2008

(BLOOMFIELD) - Greene County emergency management officials say budget constraints have prevented them from installing a warning system in Bloomfield, where a tornado struck earlier this week.

The tornado caused an estimated 1.3 million damage to the town about 40 miles southeast of Terre Haute. About a dozen homes were heavily damaged or destroyed, but no one was injured.

Greene County Emergency Management Agency Director Roger Axe says nearby towns of Linton and Worthington have sirens, but Bloomfield relies on sheriff's department dispatches, faxes to business and schools and tone-alerts sent via weather radio to warn residents of impending storms.

He says he'll raise the issue with the Greene County Council.

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