New Grant to Install Sirens

The Houston County Emergency Management Agency has received a grant worth $120,000 to install sirens in the county.

The funding, which is given by the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, will give the county the ability to install seven new weather sirens.

Officials aren't able to say where the sirens will be placed or when they'll go up.

“I think it’s just a good thing that we were able to get these grant in order to get more sirens and protect more,” said Shelby Womack, Houston Co. EMA Director

This will bring the total number of sirens in the county to 29.