Archive for Friday, December 21, 2012

County emergency siren sounds false alarm Friday morning

December 21, 2012

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An emergency warning siren sounded a false alarm Friday morning in northern Lawrence. The siren, near 1658 East 1550 Road, sounded for one to three minutes shortly before 8 a.m.

It isn’t yet clear why that one, alone among the county’s 39 warning sirens, went off Friday, said Jillian Rodrigue, assistant director of Douglas County Emergency Management. Technicians from Blue Valley Public Safety, the Grain Valley, Mo., company that maintenances the sirens, checked the equipment Friday without finding a clear cause.

Rodrigue said the siren is controlled by a separate piece of equipment from others in the system, and department staff would be watching it in the coming days to see if it functions properly.

Comments

thebcman 2 years, 5 months ago

... the Grain Valley, Mo., company that maintens the sirens... "maintens"??


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parrothead8 2 years, 5 months ago

Please try again. You don't maintenance something, you maintain it.

Aiko 2 years, 5 months ago

Wow BC! Thanks for sharing.... Very nice....

gccs14r 2 years, 5 months ago

I heard it over at 19th & Haskell. It was a little unnerving, hearing the air raid siren on the morning of The Apocalypse (tm).

melvin30 2 years, 5 months ago

Yep. I live north of the river. Totally freaked out this morning! Glad it wasn't really the end of the world :)

bearded_gnome 2 years, 5 months ago

Yep. I live north of the river. Totally freaked out this morning! Glad it wasn't really the end of the world :)

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