Coffee Co. Weather Siren

When the threat of bad weather approaches, the Coffee County Emergency Management director feels confident about his outdoor warning system.

A weather siren behind Enterprise City Hall is one of 25 across the county. The 26th one will soon be located in the Rural Victoria community.

Since assuming his post in 1999, EMA Director John Tallas says its been his goal to make sure each one of Coffee County's 50,000 residents are within earshot of a siren in the event of severe weather.

Tallas also has placed an indoor weather radio at each school and senior center in the county.

Tallas says it costs in the neighborhood of $15,000 dollars to put up a weather siren.

He credits area utility companies with defraying some of that cost.