Weather warning siren malfunctions

By JOHN A. WINTERS
john@newnan.com
If you were rather rudely awoken real early Wednesday by what you thought was a Newnan emergency weather siren, you were not mistaken.
Someone attempted to place some type of small advertising sign near the power box of the siren located behind Sprayberry’s on Jackson Street, said Jay Jones, Coweta County Emergency Management director.
“That somehow activated the siren and 911 started getting calls,” he said.
The county’s emergency center notified Newnan Utilities, which operates the siren.
“They said they didn’t see anything on their monitors and they hadn’t activated it,” Jones said, adding the utility company thought it might be someone’s burglar alarm.
But with more calls coming in from the noise, which started about 3:30 a.m., Jones said a Newnan Police Department officer drove by and determined it really was the emergency siren.

Newnan Utility crews were called out to reset the siren.

Jones said the siren probably stayed on for about 20 to 30 minutes.



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