While Hurricane Season is over with for now, there is always the potential threat for severe weather in the Panhandle, which is why one community is making sure that in the event of a tornado.
The new tornado siren is located at the corner of Jackson Avenue and Main Street in Chipley. A system once used to alert firefighters of a call, will now alert the community of a tornado warning.
Chipley Fire Chief Floyd Aycock says its just one more tool on top of systems like weather radios and the media. "Once a warning has been put out by the National Weather Service then the Fire Department will man the sirens to set it off and monitor the weather," says Aycock. "It's another tool the more that we have the better we are."
The siren will be tested on the first Friday of every month between 3 and 4 PM. The City of Chipley funded the project.