(ORLEANS, IN) - In the wake of the recent tornado and storms in and around the Orleans area, Orleans Town officials and emergency personnel are in the process of reviewing the town's overall emergency plans and the established protocol for the tornado siren.
Orleans Town Clerk Robert F. Henderson said a meeting is planned for later this month for town personnel and Orange County Emergency Management Director Rick Emerick to be able to sit down together and discuss in-depth, the recent flood and storm response as well as how to better prepare for any type of emergency situation.
As for the town's tornado siren, the Orange County Sheriff's Department sounds the siren.
The system is activated if the sheriff's department gets an alert from the National Weather Service of a tornado or other warning.
If there is a confirmed sighting by a certified weather spotter, or if law enforcement or firefighters see a funnel cloud in the Orleans area, the alarm is also sounded.
Town officials and emergency personnel additionally urge residents to stay alert during times of stormy weather and stay tuned to local radio stations for the most accurate and updated information.
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