Speech to Text for Curry County turns away from Tsunami sirens
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should boil water for at county emergency management says most of the tsunami sirens like those actually don't work. now they're turning to these to make sure the emergency alert gets out." nat tsunami siren people in curry county used to hear this if a distant tsunami was on it's way. but not any more. that's because only four of the 17 tsunami sirens in the county actually work. here's a map of all of them in the county. jeremy says: "in the 18 months i've been in this position i have repaired two of them. one in port orford are just too old and expensive to fix. each siren can cost anywhere between 22 thousand and 100 thousand dollars depending on the type of repair. jeremy says: "its not reasonable to spend this kind of money necessary on these sirens." emergency management says there are better and cheaper ways to alert everyone of a distant tsumani. jeremy says: "we have the everbridge reverse 911 system. that is where dispatch can send a notification to your land line, your cell phone, your text messaging system, or your email system. however you choose to sign up. currently we have 13,000 residents in curry county signed up for the everbridge reverse system." this system costs $6,500 a year. emergency management says if a severe earthquake hits the coast, the only warning you'll get is the shake. public warning systems probably won't work. andryanna says: "emergency management says starting in october, they'll be able to send emergency alert messages to people based on where they are. in brookings, andryanna sheppard,