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post #31 of 40
Yeah, and they still test them from time to time!
post #32 of 40
I have never heard one here... I guess they used to have them in the 40's during the war but never in my lifetime. We don't have tornados and you cannot predict an earthquake.
post #33 of 40
We have them and even though tornados are very rare in our area we still have them just in case!
They test them the first saturday of the month and on other random occasions! I havent heard one yet today... maybe we ant here them where we are at now.
post #34 of 40
I'm listening to them testing the tornado/civil defense sirens right now.
post #35 of 40
Live in NY and the only sirens are cops, fire dept, ambulances ....
post #36 of 40
I live in IA and ours go off on the first Tues of each month to make sure that people are aware of them or something stupid like that.
They are used for severe weather, tornados, things of that nature, and have gone off numerous times, but honestly, I've never seen people react any differently then if they didn't. Sad isn't it? I think they set them off for to many things and people just have conditioned themselves to just not bother with them anymore.
post #37 of 40
I don't know, but I remember when I was about 7 all these sirens went off as I was riding my bike... I remember it was very stormy that day so maybe they were tornado sirens, but we do live right by an air base.
post #38 of 40
Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
they use them for tornado warning sirens here too... I absolutely hate that noise though, it's very scary
I get the heebie jeebies just thinking of that noise!
post #39 of 40
Our town use to use theirs and it annoyed the crap out of me! When I was in high school, I worked Saturday afternoons answering the phones at our church, and every Saturday at 4:00pm that siren went off....and it was right across the street! Talk about deafening!! Two good things about it was 1) we knew it still worked and 2) when it went off, I knew I could leave in 1 hour!
post #40 of 40
I heard a really weird siren going off in (it seemed like) the distance one day last spring or summer... It sounded like an air raid siren but I think they are using them as "tornado sirens." I know there was a tornado warning for some areas near us at the time so I am pretty sure that is what it was. That was the only time I've ever heard that type of siren. It is also very very very rare for us to get tornado warnings in our immediate area.
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