This is a monthly test of the Dubois County Emergency Siren System. Tests are usually conducted the first day of each month at 4:00 EST, weather permitting. Sirens normally sound between 2-3 minutes in Dubois Co. (excluding Jasper) but were cut short presumably due to cloudy, overcast skies and an active Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued by the National Weather Service in Louisville. There was also active Tornado Watches in counties north of Dubois Co.
This particular siren is located on N. 2ND St. at the Dubois (pronounced "due boys") Volunteer Fire Dept. It is a near direct replacement to the two Federal Model Ds (or Ls) located on the corner of the building. The older sirens are no longer operative since the arrival of the new 2001-SRNB.
This was probably the loudest 2001 I have heard personally. It is not very high up and is possibly one of the shortest mounted 2001 in the county. She screams at a pitch similar to the -SRNs in Huntingburg. Dubois Co. is also planning on adding 5-6 new rotational sirens which will most likely be 2001-130s. I do not know all of the locations where the new sirens will be placed but they are currently conducting a survey. I hope to get those recorded once it is approved (and active). Be sure to watch my always "stupid" commentary at the end. The wind was blowing in my face and I did not plan what I wanted to say. Anyways enjoy...
Dubois County, Indiana: Outdoor Warning Siren Map (Includes a few PSLs)
South-Western Indiana Sirens (This is siren #7.6 on map) (Collaborated)
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