Some Antigo residents offer warnings on the city's siren issue

Several Antigo residents sounded a warning about the silenced storm sirens Wednesday, but the future of the antiquated but long-standing warning system remains cloudy.

The city’s Finance, Personnel & Legislative Committee drew a small crowd concerned about the decommissioning of the sirens, earning the mixed review from aldermen who are pointing toward newer technology as a way to inform residents to weather dangers.

Council members voted to discontinue the sirens late last year, reasoning that modern technology such as weather alerts available on cellular telephones and through various broadcast media made the often-troublesome equipment obsolete.

Full story: Antigo Daily Journal

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