Citizens in one local town now have a tool that will alert them to severe weather. Benton will soon activate its first emergency outdoor tornado warning system.
Mayor Wayne Cathcart held a meeting with parish and town officials to explain how the device will be used.
The siren costs $35,000 purchased with funding from state grants. However the mayor says you can't place a value on the need for the system. The new siren will be activated in November.