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Marshall Co. to get 20 new weather warning sirens

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There are already 39 scattered throughout the area. There are already 39 scattered throughout the area.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The Marshall County Commission has approved seeking bids for 20 new weather warning sirens to be placed in the county.

There are already 39 scattered throughout the area.

Officials said they're getting a grant stemming from the April 2011 Disaster Declaration.

Emergency Management Agency officials said they'll be placed in strategic locations where tornadoes have historically tracked to get better coverage.

"We've finally been able to install some sirens in some areas where we have denser populations; we have a lot of outdoor activities going on through the county," said Marshall County EMA director Anita McBurnett.

EMA officials hope bids will be let out and construction can begin sometime in February.

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