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Akron reader says tornado siren system needed

5/22/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

When our area went through the bad weather Monday, May 12, Akron did not have a tornado siren system? WEWS-TV reporter Ron Regan stated that Akron was one of the cities that does not have that vital siren.

Sure, some cell phones got the emergency text alerting them [of] severe weather. Not everyone has a cell phone.

One councilman in Akron said the city does not have the funds for it? I know one way, don’t have as many ward councilmen, combine wards. The money saved could maybe purchase that vital system.

I urge all who read this, call your councilman and urge them to find a way to have this tornado siren system installed in Akron.

Jack Colman, Highland Square

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