Newport tornado sirens working again - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Newport tornado sirens working again

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

One town will once again be alerted if they are threatened by severe weather.

According to Ricky Morales with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the tornado sirens in Newport have been repaired.

The mayor alerted the public before strong storms in February that the sirens were not working.

Instead, police sirens were used to alert the public.

Morales said deputies have driven around and made sure all of the sirens are now working and can be heard if a tornado warning is issued. 

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

    Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:01 AM EST2018-01-13 16:01:55 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:57 AM EST2018-01-17 14:57:05 GMT
    Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it.
    Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Construction could impact commute in Cleburne County

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Construction could impact commute in Cleburne County

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:35 AM EST2018-01-17 13:35:43 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:49 AM EST2018-01-17 13:49:55 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, Section 3 of state HWY 25 will be closed because of construction of a dam.

    According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, Section 3 of state HWY 25 will be closed because of construction of a dam.

  • Lawmakers: Gov. Greitens' affair distracts from tax effort

    Lawmakers: Gov. Greitens' affair distracts from tax effort

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:32 AM EST2018-01-17 13:32:44 GMT
    (Source: MO.gov)(Source: MO.gov)

    Missouri lawmakers say Gov. Eric Greitens' admission that he had an extramarital affair is distracting from legislative efforts to change tax laws in the state.

    Missouri lawmakers say Gov. Eric Greitens' admission that he had an extramarital affair is distracting from legislative efforts to change tax laws in the state.

Powered by Frankly