BRUNSWICK, Ohio -- One month after a tornado caused significant damage to parts of Medina County, Brunswick City Council motioned to reactivate the city's outdoor warning sirens Monday evening.
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Council approved $24,554.36 to upgrade, repair and reactivate the city's tornado sirens. Councilman Brian Ousley said the city hopes to begin work in the next two months.
The city deactivated the sirens in 2008 after a hacker gained access to the system and set them off.
Councilman Ousley previously told WKYC Channel 3 he has tried for years to bring the sirens back online. "For two and a half years I've been told it's been budgets, it's been money. For two and a half years, we could have been putting money back to fix the issues."
Brunswick utilizes on a subscription-based service called CodeRED, which provides an automated phone calling service to homes and cell phones.