Mayor to Visit Tornado Siren Installation on Thursday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean will visit the installation of a new tornado siren at Lakeview Design Center at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 7. The siren is one of 20 being installed as part of the expansion and upgrade of the city’s Tornado Warning Siren System.
In addition to increasing the number of sirens in Davidson County from 73 to 93, the sound of all sirens will change from its current electronic tones to a mechanically-generated tone similar in sound to an old-fashioned air-raid warning, which will be easier to hear and will travel farther.
Installation of the 20 new sirens will be completed by the end of the week. Upgrades to the old sirens will begin soon after.
The new siren at the elementary school at Lakeview will cover the surrounding area that includes Nashboro Village and much of the area east of the Murfreesboro Road and Bell Road intersection.
The purpose of the tornado sirens is to provide emergency weather alerts to those in outdoor settings when a tornado warning has been issued anywhere in Davidson County. The sirens are not a substitute for people utilizing a home weather radio or monitoring local media coverage of severe weather.
WHO: Karl Dean, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville
WHAT: Installation of tornado siren
WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2013
WHERE: Lakeview Design Center
455 Rural Hill Road