The Town of Benton has another tool to handle severe weather. They have just installed an outdoor tornado warning siren to help alert citizens of approaching danger. The siren will serve as an early warning for citizens who are outdoors in a storm's path. The cost of the siren was thirty-five thousand dollars that was funded by a grant. The system includes a single federal signal siren that is capable of producing a warning signal strong enough to be heard within the Benton limits."I'm very much excited that we have come to the point to where it's here it's installed, we are in the testing phase and we're ready to go operational," said Mayor Cathcart. The siren will be tested on the first Saturday of each month. A single one-minute alarm will go off at 11 A.M. to test sound quality, volume level, and mechanical rotation.