Reporter: Heather Rosenbaum | Videographer: Jonathan Merryman
Danville, VA - Danville City Council is using the recent severe weather as an example in new talks about reinstating emergency sirens.
Thursday night a strong storm blew through, knocking down power lines and leaving 15-hundred people in the dark. After approving a declaration of emergency at their meeting, they discussed the sirens. City manager Joe King says Danville had them at one point but they were dismantled. Councilman Lee Vogler is on board.
"Not everybody can get to a cell phone or in front of a TV if power goes out they can't watch TV anyway and cell phone signals go out, you need something that everyone knows what is going on and it's a unified thing," said Vogler.
The city manager says they still need to see how much it would cost to reinstate the sirens. Council plans to discuss the issue more formally at a later meeting.