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Flood sirens in Boise Foothills no longer operational

Flood sirens in Boise Foothills no longer operational
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BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The flash flood sirens in the Boise Foothills are heading into retirement.

Ada County officials said Friday that the seven sirens, which were installed along four Boise Foothills gulches due to the threat of debris-flows immediately following the 1996 Eighth Street Fire, are being phased out.

"The sirens are no longer functional because of outdated technology," the county said in a news release.

Officials say the sirens are not compatible with today's computer-aided dispatch systems.

The city of Boise will now have to decide whether to upgrade, replace or no longer use the system all together.
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