The city of Nashville is looking to improve the coverage area provided by the town’s tornado sirens. The current system was purchased after the previous units ceased to work following the May 2015 tornado. However, some city council members have repeatedly told city officials the sirens can’t be heard as well as the ones used before.
Mayor Billy Ray Jones said the city has determined the horn mechanism failed in the previous siren system. Jones said the city is planning to get three of the old units operational and place those near Deerwood Estates, the New Addition area…as well as on the northwest side of town in the general vicinity of the city park. Jones said a recent test of the tornado sirens revealed those three sections of Nashville are currently under served.
No timetable has been given as to when the additional sirens will be operational.