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New warning sirens less intrusive in test mode

Jefferson City residents may have noticed that new emergency warning sirens, with new attention tones, are now being used.

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Instead of the old droning tones, a voice telling citizens “This is only a test” comes over along with a series of chimes.

The first sirens to have this capability were tested last month and, according to Cole County/Jefferson City Emergency Management Director Bill Farr, more came on line Thursday afternoon, when the monthly test occurred.

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