The local news reported that although several other cities in the path of this monster storm had warned residents with their emergency sirens, the person in charge of that duty where I
live decided not
to. His defense was that it turned out there was no tornado touchdown here in Plano, only straight-line winds. Yessir, straight-line winds -- of over 80 mph!
You didn't think that might pose a threat?
His second line of defense was that people shouldn't rely on the sirens anyway, but on their weather radios. Sure -- those who have them, those who have them plugged in, those who have them programmed correctly. What about the rest of us? And the very poor who can't afford the radios, the homeless who have no place to plug them in, and anyone who is outdoors or driving in a car?
I hope to see on tomorrow's news that this particular city employee has been replaced.