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Warning system update

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Digital warning units are being installed at two locations in Sikeston. Above, workers with the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities unload the two new units near the intersection of Main Street and Malone Avenue.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Sikeston installs two new public warning units

news@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- The city's aging public warning system is getting an update.

A crew with the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities installed two new public warning units -- one near the intersection of Main and Malone and a second along West Murray Lane -- Tuesday and Wednesday. The two are part of eight warning units located across the community.

The newest additions feature some of the latest technology.

Watching over the installation, Department of Public Safety Capt. John Martin pointed out the new units are solar powered. He explained should a portion of Sikeston lose power or, for example, when the ice storm struck and the entire community lost power, the units will still be capable of sounding a warning. The solar power also includes a battery backup.

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