Town of Normal to Test Voice Warning System in Uptown On Friday | WGLT

Town of Normal to Test Voice Warning System in Uptown On Friday

Jun 7, 2018

Don't be alarmed if you hear some strange voices Friday morning in Uptown Normal.

A new outdoor warning system was installed this week on the Children's Discovery Museum roof. The system's public address features will be tested between 10 a.m. and noon Friday.

"What makes this system unique from the other mechanical sirens in town is that in addition to siren tones for tornadoes or severe weather, we can also use it to broadcast pre-recorded or live voice messages to the public,” Normal Fire Chief Mick Humer said in a statement.

"We want to ensure that if we have a large gathering of people in our Uptown District, be it for Sugar Creek Arts Festival, the Sweet Corn Blues Festival, or any other mass gathering, that we have the ability to broadcast emergency information in real-time, and that the message can be heard clearly," Humer said.

The warning system is the first of its kind to be installed in the Town of Normal.

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