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Milton tornado sirens launch Wednesday
Milton tornado sirens launch Wednesday

MILTON, Ga. -- Today the City of Milton announced its tornado siren system will go live Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Matthew Marietta, the city's emergency manager and fire marshal, said Milton will have eight operational sites:

* Ga. 9 just south of Bethany Bend
* Francis Road one mile from the Cogburn Road intersection
* Hopewell Road north of the Manor subdivision
* Birmingham Road near Canterbury Chase
* Freemanville Road near the Pritchett Mountain water tower
* Fire station No. 43 (750 Hickory Flat Road)
* Thompson Road near North Christopher's Run
* Birmingham Highway at the Providence/New Providence roads intersection

Two more sites are expected at Ga. 140 near Old Holly Road (operations should begin in the first quarter of 2015) and at the site of Providence Park, which is still owned by Fulton County.

Marietta said Milton's system is designed to complement Alpharetta's existing sirens covering the Ga. 9/Deerfield corridor and the Crabapple Crossroads area. If needed, they can work in concert to promote safety across all areas of both cities, said Marietta.

Milton will still use CodeRed and social channels for emergency alerts in crisis situations.