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EMA officials term test a success, may add sirens

| April 17, 2012 6:39 PM

The Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency’s test of the Flower Creek Dam sirens at 5:30 p.m. Monday was termed a success by its director a day later, but the agency is looking at ways to raise the decibel levels.

“I think things went well,” said EMA Director Vic White on Tuesday. “We have a lot of people who say they heard the sirens even in their homes, but some didn’t, so we’ve got Lisa (assistant director Oedewaldt) looking for grants to improve the system.”

Oedewaldt said the agency installed the engineer-recommended sirens, but the agency is looking at doubling the sirens on the pole at Asa Wood School from two to four.

“We found that we may need more volume. I’m looking into another stack, which would double the volume in the area” Oedewaldt said.

The agency will continue monthly tests of the sirens on the first Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m.