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The Sirens Who Cried "Tornado!"

Posted by on May. 21, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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That's what the weather warning sirens have always been where I live, really.  To me, at least.  I grew up taking those sirens for granted, because it seemed like nothing ever really happened when they went off.  


In these later years, the intensity of our storms has increased exponentially on the electrical front and we've had some very strong "micro-bursts" (thanks for reminding me of that word, Sonnie), but we still haven't really seen a tornado in this city.  Not one that could be classified as such.  Not for over a hundred years if I recall correctly.  And I hope we never do.


Thinking about the families in Oklahoma yesterday and all of those families in Alabama and Missouri not as recently, I'm thankful for those sirens, no matter what they cry.  



Does your town have warning sirens in the event of severe weather?

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 21, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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All towns across the country are suppose to have those sirens...
LoveNaCupcake
by on May. 21, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Ours does, we haven't been living here long ( a few months) and they go off randomly >.< like it will be a nice, sunny, warm day and they'll go off and freak you the heck out. lol but I am thankful they have them.

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by FriendoftheFoot on May. 21, 2013 at 11:08 AM

We have them but I can't really hear them where I live. :\

-_-
by Ruby Member on May. 21, 2013 at 11:08 AM

We just got them a few years ago.

ErikaRobin
by Platinum Member on May. 21, 2013 at 11:08 AM


Quoting Anonymous:

All towns across the country are suppose to have those sirens...

Not all do though.  And some have only just recently gotten them.

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by Anonymous on May. 21, 2013 at 11:08 AM
Yes they do. There was a tornado about 4 years ago at about 10 at night, they never went off. We were on the living room trying to close the windows when we realized it wasn't just a horrible hail storm. I was 6 months pregnant. Never been more afraid in my life.
ErikaRobin
by Platinum Member on May. 21, 2013 at 11:09 AM


Quoting Anonymous:

Yes they do. There was a tornado about 4 years ago at about 10 at night, they never went off. We were on the living room trying to close the windows when we realized it wasn't just a horrible hail storm. I was 6 months pregnant. Never been more afraid in my life.

Ho. Lee. Shit.

I would have been petrified.

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by on May. 21, 2013 at 11:09 AM
We have tsunami sirens but they've never gone off.
Sept-babies2
by Gold Member on May. 21, 2013 at 11:09 AM
I don't think so. I live in NH and yeah we have had micro bursts but that is the only thing we get that is serious. I have lived down south before and had a tornado warning siren go off and i have never been so scared in my life.
I moved back to home and will stay here for life. I may visit other states but the weather around here has never been that bad and so i really don't think we have sirens, or if we do i have never heard it before.
EMKARE
by Bronze Member on May. 21, 2013 at 11:10 AM
We do but we can't hear them inside the house.
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