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Trousdale Co. Tests First Tornado Siren

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by Todd Walker

HARTSVILLE, Tenn. - The tiny county of Trousdale has a new tool to keep its residents safe in severe weather.

The county's first tornado siren was installed and tested Monday afternoon. It came about because of the deadly February 5, 2008 Super Tuesday tornado.

The sound the siren emits can travel for at least three miles. A voice recording can be heard at least a mile away, which covers a good portion of the smallest county in the state.

"Where this siren is located is the center of the county," said Trousdale County Mayor Jake West. "You can go six miles in either direction and hit another county line."

There are plans down the road to build even more sirens throughout the county.


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