Grant Money To Help In Storm Siren Upgrade

LINCOLN -- Around $123,000 in federal grant money will help in further upgrading Lincoln's outdoor warning siren system. The Cold War-era sirens at Northeast High School, the V.A. Medical Center and at South Folsom and West Burnam Streets will be replaced with the newer 2001 models. But Lancaster County Emergency Management director Doug Ahlberg tells KFOR News the one on top of the Downtown YMCA building will not be replaced because the cost to take it down would be too much. He says they'll let the siren just fall apart.  The new locations include 86th and Holdrege, in the area of North Star High School and an undetermined area near 56th and Yankee Hill Road. The sirens will be installed sometime before July 1st.

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