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No more lunch whistle?

Emergency management ponders scrapping noon siren


August 12, 2021

For the sake of keeping everyone alert to the possibility of danger, Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Robinson said last week that he’s considering the idea of putting an end to the noon siren in Sundance.

The issue came up because of recent changes made to the National Weather Service alert system, he told the Sundance City Council. Just as when an Amber Alert goes out, he said, everyone’s cell phones will now activate when a storm of severe enough magnitude is on the way.

At the state level, said Robinson, emergency management coordinators have decided it would be a good idea to ad...

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