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Emergency head: Power to alert system was lost

Published On: Aug 20 2013 06:39:49 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 20 2013 06:41:02 AM CDT
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APPLETON, Wis. -

The emergency services director of Outagamie County said she could not have sounded the sirens when storms hit the Fox Valley this month.

Director of Emergency Services Julie Loeffelholz released a letter to the news media Monday. In the letter, Loeffelholz said she could not have sounded sirens alerting residents to the storm because power was lost at the communications tower that controls the alert system.

She also said she has not been questioned about her actions that night by the county's Public Safety Committee. The committee met in closed session Friday and recommended that County Executive Tom Nelson discipline Loeffelholz.

Post-Crescent Media  reported Nelson said he'll convene an independent panel to review the county's reaction to the storms.

The storm caused $31 million in damage in Outagamie County.

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