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Selma to Use Fire Siren as Weather Warning

Posted March 19, 2008

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— Selma residents will soon hear sirens when a tornado threatens.

The Town Council recently approved a plan to sound the fire department's old siren –  which can be heard over a three-mile radius – when the National Weather Service issues a tornado or severe thunderstorm warning for the area.

Fire Chief Phillip McDaniel said the siren would blow three times in the event of a weather emergency.

Tests of the siren began last week and will occur Fridays at noon for the next month.

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  • HISBIGGESTFAN Mar 19, 2008

    I AGREE THIS DOES SOUND LIKE A GREAT IDEA.

  • Redneck_Bob Mar 19, 2008

    more communities and rural areas need to do the same thing. Alot of times the farmers are out in the fields or working outside and do not have a radio or tv nearby.

  • Fuquay Resident Mar 19, 2008

    Sounds like a good idea.