Houston, I Have a Problem: Pendleton County sirens repaired

Posted at 7:38 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 19:38:56-04

A pair of Pendleton County emergency sirens that hadn't sounded in two years are working again after residents raised concerns about their safety this May.

One of the county’s sirens still needs repairs, but resident Todd Morton said he was happy to see any progress had been made. 

In April, when he contacted WCPO, he said he worried the difference between working and non-working sirens could be the difference between life and death for some of his neighbors.

"The few minutes that we get from that tornado siren going off is going to save a life," he said then.

Last week, when they heard the siren closest to his home sound again, Morton said he and his neighbors clapped with happiness.

Pendleton County Judge-Executive David Fields said he and other officials were taking steps to find the money for repairs to the final siren.