Recent storms gave the Washington County Office of Emergency Management a chance to see how newly upgraded outdoor warning sirens are working

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Officials report that 80-percent of the sirens were operating efficiently. The system was recently upgraded from one-way to two-way communication, which allows the department to receive data remotely. Under the old system, 50 to 80 percent of the sirens worked on a regular basis. Officials say they are going for 90 to 100 percent once all the kinks are worked out. 11 of the sirens are in the Greenville city limits. There’s one in Glen Allan, Metcalfe, Stoneville, Arcola and at Mississippi One South and Mississippi 454, and two in Hollandale and two in Leland.


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