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Allen County officials looking at outdoor warning siren’s role during severe weather

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — With Allen County’s outdoor emergency siren network aging, a new study is examining if the cost to maintain the system is worth it.

The Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Research Initiative is teaming up with the Allen County Emergency Management Advisory Council for the study. They are looking for public input through an online survey about how residents get information during severe weather events.


The research initiative organization says outdoor emergency warning sirens have played a central role in warning people historically. However, with numerous other technologies now available for personal use, they are investigating if the sirens still have an important role.

Jacob Burbrink

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