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7 more Hinds warning sirens ordered

Associated Press - November 26, 2010 7:24 AM ET

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hinds County officials say they've ordered the last sirens and equipment needed to bring the county's aging warning system up to standard.

According to reports, the seven sirens and two controllers may not be installed until the start of next year.

The county has replaced 39 of its 58 sirens.

Board of Supervisors President Robert Graham says the controllers are vital, because they will get all the sirens on one system and let the county check sirens without making them howl.

Most of the county's sirens failed to sound before tornadoes tore through northern Hinds County in April 2008. Monthly tests after that revealed that many were outdated or broken.

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