Cherokee County residents lined up in front of Moblie Advantage Radio Shack in Columbus Friday morning for the opportunity to purchase one of 1,000 weather radios for $5 as part of a grant program filed for by Cherokee County Emergency Management Director Jason Allison.

The line started early, with the store not opening until 9 a.m., Karrah Smith, Columbus, said when she arrived at 8 a.m. there was already a line.

Denise Delmont, Columbus, said she came to get a radio because she lives in the country.

"I live on a hill where one tornado has already gone by," she said. "You can't hear the sirens there."

Allison said the radios are in conjunction with a grant that allowed the county to buy new tornado sirens.