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Nashville will add 20 sirens to the tornado alarm system

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Dipti Vaidya/Tennessean

As tornado season is approaching Nashville is going to upgrade it’s alarm system to notify its occupants that there is a tornado approaching. They will add 20 more sirens and changing the sound. The expansion will cost $2 million but should be will worth every penny.

Nashville is getting more tornado sirens and changing the sound used for tornado warnings.

The system expansion and upgrade, estimated at $2 million, is expected to begin in February and be completed by the end of April.

“This improved and expanded weather siren system will help keep Davidson County residents safe during tornado season,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “Sirens are crucial to alert people outdoors that they need to take cover. Most importantly, we want everyone to be aware of the new sound the system will use, which will reach farther and should be easier for people to hear.”


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