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City's storm system to receive upgrade
McMinnville officials are considering upgrades to the citys storm warning system, as well as the possibility of installing more sirens in other parts of the city due to complaints the six sirens cant be heard in some areas.
The city’s storm warning system to alert residents of approaching danger is getting a financial upgrade in an effort to prevent any more failures to communicate.“We have some weaknesses in the system, I believe,” said E-911 director Chuck Haston during a city Safety Committee meeting. On July 11, the 911 center activated the system at 3:20 p.m. during a thunderstorm warning. The system’s transmission, which is a radio signal, was interrupted and the sirens failed to sound.