Three new weather sirens have been purchased by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors in District 1 and will be installed by the end of November pending delivery to the Hinds County Emergency Operations Department. The sirens were purchased at $31,548.75 per siren for a total cost of $94,646.25.
The Federal Signal High Power, Directional Rotating Siren (Model 2001-130) is a high power, rotating, uni-directional outdoor warning siren. The high-decibel output provides maximum coverage with minimum installation cost. The siren’s projector produces a 60-degree projection of sound which rotates at 3 RPM. It can produce three distinct warning signals: steady, wail and fast wail that can be heard at 70 decibels up to a 1.2 mile radius and 60 decibels up to a 2.5 mile radius.
Proposed installation sites include Forest Avenue at Livingston Road; Northside Drive at Manhattan Road; and Old Canton Road at Northtown Drive.