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OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) -
residents are still recovering after a tornado ripped through the city last
month, displacing many families. Now the city is pushing for funding to add new
outdoor warning sirens.
officials say adding more sirens was something they had in the works before
last month's storm.
recent tornado that came through northwest Ohio, especially Oregon, really
helped kind of emphasize that we need to upgrade and pay attention to our
warning systems and sirens," said City Administrator Michael Beazley.
city currently has five warning sirens, and they're now looking to get four
residential infill has expanded over the last 15 years, and our siren coverage
really hasn't kept pace as well as it should have," Beazley said.
why last summer it was recommended that the city apply for funding to add the
was one of those things we were on the same pace if the tornado would have come
or not, but it certainly underscored the effort and brought attention to it,"
says the new sirens will be better than the ones already in place, and they
will be heard over a broader area. They will cost about $23,000 each, and the
city will have to pay at least half. They will know if they're approved by the
beginning of next year.