Dexter Township Emergency Sirens

About a week ago, I noticed a few new additions to the side of Dexter Township roads. Sirens. Thought nothing of it while driving pass, then I spotted another, and another. Turns out it didn’t take long for preparations to get under way after an EF-3 Tornado went through part of Dexter, MI this past spring.

Whelen WPS-2910 located at North Territorial and Lombardy Dr (#5 on map)

Went out to take a look at a Whelen WPS-2910 at North Territorial and Lombardy Dr (#5 on map)

The siren placement is pretty extensive and should offer a great coverage for the many residential communities in the area. The proclaimed 70dB level will hover just above normal conversation volume, enough to get your attention and administer action.

Dexter Township insert of siren locations.

Dexter Township insert of siren locations.

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The site at http://www.twp-dexter.org has been updating on the progress of the siren installation. As of December 13th, “The warning sirens are starting to go up throughout Dexter Township and testing may begin soon.”

If you haven’t searched for tornado sirens on YouTube, you are missing out on a very interesting group of people who love tracking these noise-makers down, filming their weekly/monthly tests. I enjoy a good eerie tone of siren tests now and then, but you must have a good ear to tell them apart! I found a sample of what they should sound like:

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About gweatherc
Live in Michigan and enjoy observing the weather. Want to pursue it as a career! Currently taking classes at Central Michigan University.

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