Residents, visitors should be aware of differences in Emergency Alert Sirens

At the July 16 Brule County commission meeting, members approved Emergency Manager Katheryn Benton’s purchase request of a $2,966 antenna to be placed on the roof of the courthouse in order to enhance communication of the emergency sirens between the county’s computer system, the 911 dispatch center at Mitchell, and all first responders.

The new emergency siren system Brule County installed approximately six months ago continues to confuse some residents. The new system communicates with the National Weather Service and will alert residents when a severe thunderstorm with winds in excess of 60 plus mph, heavy lightening and large hail is approaching, to allow people to take cover.

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