Warning sirens are set to be installed

By TODD HELBERG City Editor Published:

Defiances new weather warning sirens have arrived, and the first one could be installed shortly. The five refurbished sirens were purchased for $25,930 from Nelcom, a Minnesota-based company and had been used in nuclear power plants, according to Defiance Fire Chief Bill Wilkins. As of this morning, the large yellow sirens were being stored at the citys street department. Mayor Fred Schultz said their arrival has been long anticipated. I think this has a been a long time coming, said Schultz. People have asked for these warning sirens and weve heard lots of comments. From the experience that Van Wert had (the community was struck by an F5 tornado last November), we know the advance warning system can save lives. Its money well spent.