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Brunswick may reconnect tornado sirens

(Brunswick) - Tornado sirens will be considered for reactivation in Brunswick, where a tornado touched down this week.

A councilman in Brunswick says he plans to discuss the issue of the non-working sirens at a meeting next month.

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Brunswick during a storm on Monday night, damaging dozens of homes. No injuries were reported.   

The city disabled the sirens nearly six years ago when officials say they got hacked. Since then, the city has used a reverse 911 system, sending severe weather alerts to phones and via email.  

The cost to get the sirens up and running again would be about $60,000.

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