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Grant funds upgrade to Sugar Hill’s weather siren system

Sugar Hill residents can feel confident emergency weather warnings will be heard throughout town thanks to a recent grant used to upgrade the city’s weather siren system.

Sugar Hill’s outdoor warning siren system consists of 7 sirens placed strategically throughout the city as a warning device to alert citizens outdoors of imminent severe weather. Sugar Hill’s Outdoor Severe Weather Warning Sirens are activated automatically when the National Weather Service issues alerts for severe weather in the Sugar Hill area.

Upgrades include more granular control over each siren, updated software, updated notifications, and automatic silent testing every morning at 6 a.m. The city will no longer audibly test the sirens every first Wednesday of the month at noon; this will instead be done on an as-needed basis with the public being notified prior to any audible testing. The sirens will sound the same as they did before. Hear the tones and sign up for weather alert notifications at www.cityofsugarhill.com/public-safety/weather-alerts/.

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