GORE (KFSM) -- Gore city leaders have done away with traditional tornado sirens and warnings to make way for new technology.
Three new poles were installed at the north, central and southern parts of town. On top of each pole is a mass warning system. The systems look similar to tornado sirens and can give the same sound as a traditional tornado siren. They can also put out a live or recorded audio message.
City Administrator Horace Lindley said the warning systems could be used to warn residents of a spreading grass fire among other emergency warnings.
"If you had to do an evacuation you could tell them which way to go," he said.
The systems will be used in the event of an emergency.
Lindley said the new warning system cost about $70,000. The new systems will be tested and running by mid-February.