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MARYVILLE, MO (2009-12-10) 14 communities across Northwest Missouri will soon be better prepared for dangerous weather thanks to a federal appropriation secured by US congressman Sam Graves.
The appropriation, totaling nearly $300,000 will be used to install new outdoor alert sirens, repair existing sirens, and add remote siren activation or battery backup to existing siren systems. The appropriation is administered at the State level by the Missouri State emergency management agency, requires communities to provide a minimum of 25% of the total project cost. The regional council will host a kickoff meeting for the benefiting communities of Albany, Burlington Junction, Denver, Forest City, Guilford, Hopkins, King City, Maryville, Mound City, Pickering, Ravenwood, Sheridan, Skidmore and Tarkio in early January.
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