The sirens are only part of a system to give warning of impending severe weather for the Citizens and visitors of Brown County. Brown County EMA has given away approximately 150 weather radios as part of the system. These radios were supplied by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
Brown County EMA also encourages everybody with a cell phone to subscribe to a weather alert service to receive texts concerning severe weather. An example would be Weatherbug, there are many free services available that only standard text fees apply to.
The tornado sirens will be activated primarily by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch Center. Brown County EMA, Brown County (Nashville) VFD, and Cordry Sweetwater VFD also have the capability to activate the sirens.
The sirens will only be sounded when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for Brown County. The sirens may also be sounded upon reports from Emergency Service personnel of a tornado or funnel cloud sighted in the County.
Brown County EMA wishes to thank the Brown County Commissioners, Brown County Council, Nashville Town Council, Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy District, Corey McGaha, Don Dewees, Sam Carpenter, Bernie McGaha, Duke Energy, South Central Indiana REMC, Federal Signal, and anybody else that may have not been mentioned for their help and support in bringing these sirens to our community. Through their work, contributions and efforts our community will be safer.
Press release from the Brown County Emergency Management Agency.