Whitewater adds three new outdoor warning sirens

WHITEWATER, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The City of Whitewater added three new outdoor warning sirens this week. 

One siren will be located on Coburn Hill, the second will be located near the corner of Florence Street and Tratt Street and the third is scheduled to be installed on the Burr Oak Trail near Fremont Road.

Each of the sirens will be tested for about 10-15 seconds during the installation process.

According to the city, the sirens are designed to provide overlap coverage to the city’s existing, aging siren system. The goal is to replace the existing system with the newer system without losing coverage. The new sirens will have battery back-up for times when and if the city loses power. The current sirens will remain in place and functional until they are no longer economical to maintain.

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