In light of a very active spring weather wise, the city of Wellman has decided to improve their storm warning system. The town received a grant of $4,500 from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation and City Administrator Dave Ross says the money will be used to advance their warning system. As of right now, there are three sirens in Wellman, Ross says, but the only one in use is the main siren located in the middle of the town.
That siren is activated when the Washington County Safety Center sets it off. With the grant money, the city can purchase the equipment to sync all three sirens to go off at the same time. The currently unused sirens are at the town’s water tower and also at the waste water treatment plant.