During Severe Weather Preparedness Week, many towns throughout the country take the opportunity to test their emergency systems to make sure they are in working order. This year, the routine testing was especially beneficial for one Sullivan County town.
It was discovered that the tornado and severe weather siren for the Town of Carlisle was not functioning properly due to a possible lightning strike. The siren is expected to be out of service for the next eight weeks.
The siren was installed in 2014 to alert citizens and surrounding areas of impending severe weather.
Insurance is expected to cover the damage with the exception of a $1, 000 deductible.
Citizen are urged to keep aware and pay attention to local weather in the event of severe weather. Updates on the repairs will be posted to the town’s Facebook page.