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Neighbors Concerned About Disabled Tornado Siren

August 1, 2006 -- 6:00 PM CDT

JONESBORO, AR -- There are 25 tornado sirens in the city of Jonesboro, but the siren on Harrisburg Road and Stroud is partially disabled due to a car accident a few months ago.  

"We would really like to have our alert put back up," said Jenny Phillips.  "I'm sure the neighbors feel the same way.    

Phillips has lived in the neighborhood for 18 years, and is a little concerned about not having the alert system.

"I think it's important to have the siren up there.  After Marmaduke, we know how important it is to be warned," she said.  "It gives us time to run for cover."

David Moore with the County Emergency Services Office said that the siren still works.

"The actual siren is still up.  The last time I heard...it is functioning," said Moore.  "The only problem is, without that horn up there, it's not amplified...so you can't hear it nearly as well."    

Moore said the city has ordered the part that's needed, and he's asking residents to be patient.

"Just be diligent...watch the weather a little closer and take care," he said.  "Just give the city a little time, and I'm sure they're going to get it fixed just as soon as they can."     

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