Sandy Springs likely will reapply with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency by Nov. 10 for a grant of about $150,000 to install 10 emergency sirens throughout the city and buy some 64 early warning radios.
The city applied for but did not receive the same grant in 2007. The city would pay an additional $50,000 to cover the rest of the project, which is estimated to cost about $203,900.
“You don’t currently have any early warning for your citizens in Sandy Springs today,” City Manager John McDonough told council members Nov. 4. “You might have a situation where a chlorine tanker spills over (on I-285). … At least a siren would bring it to someone’s attention.”