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New warning sirens less intrusive in test mode

New warning sirens less intrusive in test mode

December 7th, 2012 in News

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

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.