Albion seeks help with new tornado sirens

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ALBION, Ind. (WANE)- Town leaders in Albion sent out a news release Monday saying they are faced with the critical need to update what they call “our antiquated and unreliable siren warning system for the community.”

Leaders said many of the sirens are over 40 years old and in constant need of repair, but budgetary limitations have kept the tornado warning siren system from being updated.

The estimated cost for the project is $65,075. Toward that end, the town has received a federal government grant of $22,700 and a $22,000 Challenge Grant from the Olive B. Cole Foundation that requires the town to raise $11,000 in private donations in order to receive the grant money.

Though leaders said several businesses have lent support to the project, $4,500 is still needed before the town would receive the grant from the Cole Foundation.

Leaders said anyone wishing to support the project with a donation should contact Albion Town Manager Beth Shellman at 260-636-2246.

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