Ashley installs new tornado siren

A new tornado siren is being installed in Ashley, Ohio to replace one that is about 60 years old.

ASHLEY, Ohio (WCMH) — The new siren, scheduled for testing on Saturday, September 5, will be linked to Delaware’s Emergency Command Center, providing immediate activation in the event of a county tornado warning. Delaware County will then have 16 tornado sirens connected to the Delaware County 9-1-1 center.

The old Civil Defense siren was about 60 years old, said Delaware County EMA and Homeland Security Director Sean Miller.

Delaware County also has a Code Red call system that automatically sends Delaware County severe weather warnings to subscribers at home and on their mobile phones. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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