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Dubois County Officials To Purchase Emergency Sirens

Last updated on Friday, April 27, 2012

(JASPER) - Dubois County Council president Greg Kendall recommended the county purchase an additional five or six emergency sirens for communities in the county don’t have them.

He says the per siren price of about 25-thousand dollars is a small price to pay to help better protect all county residents in the event of an emergency, and in particular, severe weather.

Last year, 9 tornados were confirmed in the county, one did considerable damage in Celestine.

Two others hit the southside of Huntingburg, one doing extensive damage at City Park and League Stadium.

Two touchdowns have already been confirmed in Dubois County so far this year.

The county commissioners met to discuss the additional emergency sirens.

Commissioner Larry Vollmer agrees with Kendall, the sirens would be a good investment for the county.

Sirens are currently located in Jasper, Huntingburg, Ferdinand, Dubois, Ireland, Celestine, Holland and Haysville. Kendall says he'd like to see sirens in communities that don't have them such as St. Anthony, St. Henry, and Birdseye.

Another county official says he'd like to see one of the sirens near the Dubois County Fairgrounds because of the large crowds that gather there especially during the summer.

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