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Lucas Co. to install 14 new/replacement sirens

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Lucas county has 119 sirens positioned so you'll be able to hear when there's an emergency, take cover.

Counties across Ohio took part in a severe weather emergency drill Wednesday morning at 9:50.

That test gives emergency managers feedback, so they can look into any potential issues, and hear where the county may lack siren coverage.

Right now, sirens in Lucas County cover 80% of the population, and roughly 70% of the land area.

"It's very hard because of the shape of Lucas County to get every square inch," explains Lucas Co. EMA Director Matthew Heyrman. "So, we're slowly working on it. In fact, we have a grant to put 14 more sirens out in the county."

That federal grant, which is upwards $250,000, will help pay for new or replacement sirens across Lucas County, including one in Jerusalem Township, four in Oregon, three in Monclova Township, four in Maumee, one in Toledo and one in Spencer Township.

It's a step toward alerting everyone, even during a test.

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