Tyler Tests It's Emergency Warning Systems - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

1/2/06-Tyler

Tyler Tests It's Emergency Warning Systems

When major storms come rolling through the area, like the ones from last weekend, many East Texans to rely on your town's warning system.

Tuesday, in Tyler, they tested the emergency warning system. Police say it did not function like it's supposed to and hasn't for at least a couple of months. They say the problem is dead or low batteries and the traffic engineering department is working to fix them as soon as possible.

Officer Don Marin with the Tyler Police Department says, "We want them to work, all of them all of the time, but this is why we run these tests."

The police department did not have specifics on how many of the alarms were broken, or a date they would be fixed.

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

 

Powered by Frankly