Any other cities have this tornado siren?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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  2. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Over here in the UK there's really no need for one, so no. I'd imagine there would be sirens in other US cities as well though.
     
  3. iGav macrumors G3

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    Well that's one way of putting it. ;)
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    this! :D
     
  5. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    Weird things around my neck of the woods I've noticed living in the Hudson Valley on the east coast for the past 3 years:

    In the Pacific Northwest the cop cars flash red and blue fire trucks flash red, here most flash red fire trucks flash blue.

    the fire department sirens out there sound like the trucks
    and there is a volcano warning siren that wails out there which sound like the fire station horns here that took me a couple months to remember that it wasn't Mt Raineer blowing up.
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I've got 2 of these, just outside the evacuation zone of 10 kms.

    But if I hear either one, I'm outta here. :eek:

    "Go North, old man, go North!!!"
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    It sounds like an ambulance had sex with a police car and mated with an air raid.
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I think MR needs to install warning sirens for new waloshin threads. :D
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The emergency alert system would work better. Everyone gets a notice that a pointless thread was posted.
     
  10. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    That's the dumbest siren I've ever heard.

    If an Elton John song could mate with a slide-whistle, that sound is the baby they would produce.
     
  11. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    I still have one of those sophisticated automatic-launch car-alarm-seeking missiles in the garage, left over from when I lived in the city. If it was activated and that thing were to go off, I am certain it would fire off in that direction.
     
  12. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I can only surmise that the intent is to reach people of all hearing levels.
     
  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. I kind of like it. :D
     
  14. Eric374 macrumors 6502

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