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Batteries In Tone Alert Radios For Some People In Benton County Might Need Replacement

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BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - Benton County Emergency Management had a warning Thursday.

Officials said if you live close to the Umatilla Depot you should have a tone alert radio in your home but it might need a new battery.

They first handed them out seven years ago to certain areas that are located close to the depot but the tone alert radios that are seven years old might now need a new battery.

Steve Sautter with Benton County Emergency Management said, "One of the things we never expect to happen is an incident at the chemical depot, however it could have huge impacts on us."

Emergency Management reports that people living in the Tri-Cities don't have these types of tone alert radios and that they are for people living basically south of Sellard Road and between  the Klickitat County Boarder and Finley Road.

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