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Emergency / Weather Warning System with 30 Sirens Becoming a Reality

September 19th, 2012 by

This early map of siren locations has been revised for better siren coverage, but presents the general areas of population concentration. The new map will be available soon.

The members of the Drew County Quorum Court came together the night of Sept. 17 for their monthly meeting to discuss the warning system for county, the disposal of county trash and the hospital report.

The Drew County Office of Emergency Coordinator Bill Horn presented the members with the updated news regarding the early warning storm system, which just rounded its third year of progress. The county looks to install 30 sirens all together and received a three-year time frame to complete the project.

Horn said, “This is a three year period of performance, that doesn’t mean we have to wait three years, but we do have to report every 90 days. We have to report our progress on how we are proceeding with the installation of the warning system.”

The installation progress is underway and the first report is due Oct. 15. The first step will involve receiving bids on the cost. As of right now the total cost reached $84, 717.79 for our share including the county and all the involved participants that includes the city of Monticello, Tillar, Winchester, the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Drew Central School, Monticello School among others.

Horn said, “We are looking at about $3,000 per siren for each partner’s part with 15 in the County that we would be responsible for, so we’re looking at about $47,000. For budgeting purpose that is what this court needs to start thinking about.”

To fund this project no other federal grants can help; a state grant could possibly come into effect though to help out. Another meeting will take place for to make sure that everyone that wants can partner up and get committed; it will also serve to address and inform the public.

Once the sirens become erected they will be controlled by dispatch allowing them to turn on the sirens at will in the areas that need them. They will result in low cost for the county and participants considering that solar power will help fuel them and the battery they have will only need replacing every three to five years.

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