KODIAK - The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has approved a contract for new warning sirens for island villages.
Borough Manager Rick Gifford says the sirens are part of a larger overall network of warning systems for coastal villages, which are considered vulnerable for natural hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis.
Money for the sirens come from state and federal sources.
State money includes a $100,000 legislative appropriation and $180,000 in Division of Emergency Management grants.
KMXT-FM reports the money will pay for installation plus training for operating and maintaining the sirens.