Ewing, Nebraska, Jul 31, 2014 -- USDA Rural Development announces funding of $18,100 to the Village of Ewing. The funds will be leveraged with $6,100 of village dollars to replace two emergency warning sirens.
"Being able to warn our residents in advance of possible danger or emergency is imperative. Minutes could be the difference on saving lives," said Dustin Wright, Village of Ewing.
"Having a working alert system is crucial to rural residents. "Fires, tornadoes and other emergencies all could impact residents and the sirens will give them the advanced warning they need," said Community Programs Specialist Roberta Mues, USDA Rural Development.
The project was funded through the USDA Rural Development Community Facility Grant program. For more information contact Roberta Mues at 308-237-3118 ext. 1128.
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