In June the EMA announced that the siren was not operational after it malfunctioned and sounded for nearly three hours. Work began to correct the problem and Allied Signal replaces several circuit boards in the system. That did not correct the issue and so it was decided to replace to the total unit. Allied believes that the signal might have been hit by lightening.
The sirens around the area are to warn citizens who are outside of pending severe weather. The Marshall County Emergency Manage Agency encourages people to listen to a NOAA/All Hazard Alert Radio or stay tuned in to their local radio or television station for weather updates.
Folks in and around Union and Green Township should be aware that on September 6th the EMA announced that the warning siren at 17495 15B Road was not operations and would be down for an extended period of time. Emergency Radio Service has been contacted and is working on fixing the problem
Again, residents who may have relied on this siren in the past for advanced notification of server weather should utilize other sources such as a NOAA All Hazard Emergency Alert Radio, television or your local radio station.