It’s great news that Sedgwick County’s system of 147 sirens is about ready to go site-specific, so that authorities can target a storm’s path rather than sound all sirens when only a corner of the county is threatened. Expected to be operational by April 2, the $1.25 million upgrade also will necessitate an attitude shift in the population, which has tended to assume most sirens could be safely ignored. County residents have to start understanding that each siren they hear is meant for them and their neighborhood.
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