Houston County is installing 25 new tornado sirens. City and county officials are educating the public on how to recognize the different siren tones.
On Thursday, seniors in Webb learned how the sirens sound. There are two types of warning sirens - the beeping siren for tornados and the continuous siren for public safety. The sirens are on 50 feet high poles, so that they can be heard by homes half a mile away.
Beginning July 1st, there will be tornado siren drills on the first of every month at noon. If there is a real tornado, take cover; if you hear a public safety tone, tune to News 4 for details.