2017-05-18 / News

Municipalities to receive sirens via grant

FLINT — Sheriff Robert J. Pickell recently announced the Office of the Genesee County Sheriff Emergency Management Division was awarded a grant in the amount of $512,100 to add 24 warning sirens to eight local municipalities.

According to Pickell, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners awarded the bid for the Genesee County Warning Siren Project to WestShore, Incorporated of Allendale, Michigan. The project was submitted to the Michigan State Police Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division and FEMA for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

The eight municipalities that have been approved are Atlas Township, Clayton Township, Davison Township, Gaines Township, Flushing Township, Mundy Township, Richfield Township, and the City of Burton. The new warning sirens will supplement the 95 sirens placed throughout Genesee County.

Pickell explained the sirens are an important tool to warn the public of impending dangers from weather or other threats. He cautioned the public, if they hear a warning siren, to take cover immediately. If they have television, radio or other media, please check for further information on the nature of the warning.

In addition

Sheriff Pickell encouraged residents of Genesee County to register for Code Red, which is a notification system that will send messages to their phones, e-mail, or other electronic devices. That can be done online at: https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/BFB7CC4C6C0A

For other emergency preparedness information, please visit: http://www.gc4me.com/departments/emg_mgt_homeland_sec/index.php P.S.

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