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Tornado victims want more warning sirens

March 24, 2003

Camilla - Tornado survivors in Camilla are frustrated with the weather alert system. Mitchell County has only two warning sirens, one in Camilla and the other in Pelham.

The Camilla siren at the Fire Station is at least 70 years old and can only be heard a few blocks away. People who live off Goodson Road, where last week's twister hit, never got a warning. Resident, Terry Spooner, says, "I didn't hear no horn, all I heard was lightning and wind. I woke my wife up and covered them [the kids] up in the comforter. Windows busted and after a while the trailer burst, boom."

Emergency Management officials say they need more money to add more sirens. They encourage everyone to get a weather radio with good batteries.

posted at 7:04PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com

 

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