One Alarm Didn't Go Off During Storm

When Sunday's storm hit Warren County, indoor and outdoor alarms were activated across the area.

COWS or Community Outdoor Warning System and CALVES the Community-Activated Lifesaving Voice Emergency System sounded sirens.

As a tornado warning was issued for Warren County, resident assistants at Western were alerting the students.

However, Western's outdoor warning system didn't sound the alarm as planned.

Western operates that alarm, and Dr. Gene Tice says there was a problem with the radio frequency, but it has been corrected.

Tice says besides the outdoor alarm, the police department notifies students who are outside and contacts each residence hall.

The resident assistants then contact the students on their floor to tell them the safe place to go in a storm.

Tice says the last time the system was tested, the alarm worked fine.


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