The three warning sirens that failed to operate during monthly testing two weeks ago have been repaired by Blue Valley Public Service, according to Dave Clippert, Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency director.
Clippert detailed the issues associated with each siren:
Walnut Hills – “It appears as if someone backed into the control box, which in turn caused the antenna wire to the control box to sever. The control box was still hanging, but was very loose. After attaching the antenna wire and securing the control box, the siren functioned correctly.
Hunters Ridge – (Timber Ridge Drive) A tree has grown near the siren, and it was causing a disruption of the signal that is sent when the sirens are activated. The antenna was raised about 15 feet from its original location. The siren was tested multiple times and is functioning correctly.
Hunters Ridge (Timber Ridge Heights) This siren had a weak signal, and was tuned to the proper strength. The siren was tested multiple times and is functioning correctly.
“A big thank you to Officer Stephanie Davis of the Sedalia Police Department Dispatch Center for her assistance during a very busy time,” Clippert stated.