That loud, piercing shriek now being blasted from Sumpter Township emergency siren number nine is music to the ears of many local residents.
The siren had been inoperable since last August, caused primarily by supply chain delays in receiving replacement parts necessary for repair of the alarm. The siren, located at Sherwood and Arkona, is now repaired and back online, officials said.
All 14 of the township emergency sirens are tested at noon on the first Friday of each month, officials said and are no cause for alarm, but ensure the efficiency of the alerts in case of a natural disaster.
For more information, call the non-emergency line at the Sumpter Township Police Department, (734) 461-6898.