Officials: Sirens just part of alert system

Next week, public safety officials will put out a proposal to improve the way Jefferson Citians get information about weather related emergencies.

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It has been talked about before and has been garnering more interest in recent weeks, especially in light with what happened in Joplin and Sedalia, where property and lives were lost from an unprecedented outbreak of tornadoes.

“When we had the storms Wednesday, I think that was the first time I can remember that we didn’t have people calling and asking why were the sirens going off,” said Jefferson City Police Capt. Bob Cynova who oversees the 911 Center.

Cynova will be talking with the city’s public safety committee about things such as warning sirens that have voice capability, where a recorded message could tell residents what the weather threat was and could also tell when the weather threat had passed and it was safe to go about their normal routines.

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