Calhoun, Talladega counties to re-test outdoor weather sirens | News
ANNISTON, AL (WBRC)- Two counties whose outdoor weather sirens failed recently will test them again this week.
Calhoun and Talladega counties both tested their sirens at the same time two weeks ago and most of them failed to activate.
Officials blamed the use of a single channel the communicate with the sirens. Their contractors have now expanded the number of channels to three.
Monday, Calhoun County EMA Director Jonathan Gaddy said the changes mean residents will likely hear more sirens when they're tested Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m.
While he hopes they all work, he said he's been told some sirens still may not activate.
"They have told us to expect to see a few sirens fail to activate. So, because of that, they're going to be logging all of the data during this activation, and that will be used to try and update that number to as close to 100 percent as possible," Gaddy said.
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