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Old 07-11-2012, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: Tornado Sirens in Woolwich Twp

Confirmed. All towns and villages in the township will eventually all have a siren or two as Woolwich is rolling out a master emergency plan. Unconfirmed, but all of Waterloo Region may be working on a long term public emergency plan that may be rolled out in coming years. According to the Woolwich website, a refinery has donated tens of thousands of dollars for the new siren in Breslau, which borders KW. In addition to the siren network, the township has also implemented a reverse-911 telephone system that calls all landline phones with recorded emergency messages for chemical spills and tornadoes.

I just started a job in the township, and our company has a tornado shelter, tornado plan, and area siren plan. I figure it must be local township law to have these procedures in place. It's amazing to see somewhere other than Lambton County in southern Ontario taking this stuff seriously.
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