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Air Siren Just Scared me into reality!!!

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posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:32 PM
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reply to post by defcon5
 


regardless is it says earthquake or not, its still helpful info. Thank you for posting that




posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:35 PM
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Thanks Mercenary
The basement would be good if it was something like a tornado. I tend to think worse case scenario when I hear things like that, like an air raid or nuclear attack. As far as finding out what my town does to alert the people who lives here, I would have to find a website that goes into detail about that. Any idea on where I would find that? Maybe on the city website? I'm going to check that now..



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:37 PM
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Originally posted by KaginD
reply to post by Mercenary2007
 


Thanks Mercenary
The basement would be good if it was something like a tornado. I tend to think worse case scenario when I hear things like that, like an air raid or nuclear attack. As far as finding out what my town does to alert the people who lives here, I would have to find a website that goes into detail about that. Any idea on where I would find that? Maybe on the city website? I'm going to check that now..


I would go here and get the number to the Fire Dept and non emergency police number:

www.wilkes-barre.pa.us...
www.wilkes-barre.pa.us...

Also, some more info:
www.clintoncountylepc.org...

They will be able to help you. good luck!

[edit on 5/1/2009 by greeneyedleo]



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:39 PM
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i bet the emergency hotlines going nuts, i hope its not serious let us know when you have found out what it was


[edit on 1-5-2009 by theflashor]



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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Thank you for the links! I just went to this site

www.luzernecounty.org...

I think I will have to call in the morning, because they don't give any info about what I need to know.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:43 PM
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It was probably a tornado system test.

If it was sunny out and the siren went off then they are just testing. If it is rainy out then you might have a problem.

Just because a siren sounds doesn't mean that a tornado is on top of you. It means that a tornado was spotted in your County. So depending where it was spotted at, you probably have a good 15 minutes to get yourself together.

I'm in Kansas and we have 2 sirens. The first is a regular siren that lets you know one is in our County. Depending on the sky, that warning usually lets us know to turn on our local channels. The other is a voice alarm that says "This is a Tornado Warning, take shelter immediatley". When the second goes off then we know it is time to get in the ground.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:46 PM
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I just found this article from 2007. It says that most of Wilkes Barre doesn't have an air siren, but they were looking into making a county wide alert.. Weird. I have to find out if they ever did this and if not, if the siren is near my house..

www.highbeam.com...



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:48 PM
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you sure it was an alarm, did anyone else hear it?



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:54 PM
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No, that was an unmistakable noise.. I am home alone, but there was no way to confuse that with anything else. It was long, loud, and had a faint echo to it. It sounded like what you would hear in a war movie, just a lot louder and deeper.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 11:08 PM
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i wouldnt worry if its stopped and theres still no sound of danger. Its been a good while now. Best to find out for future though mate,



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 11:09 PM
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What time was it "broadcast"? Day or Night?

Any inclement weather in the area?

In my community they "test" the sirens on the 1st of the month at 12 noon...

Just a thought...





posted on May, 1 2009 @ 11:10 PM
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look when the post was made, it shall answer your question.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 11:18 PM
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Well, if there ever is a need to go somewhere for shelter, then buildings designated as fallout shelters are good places to go. Pay close attention to the public buildings you go to. I don't know what other places might be shelters, but our local library has the fallout shelter icon on the door, and on the front of the building. Anyone know what other buildings are common for fallout shelters?



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 11:22 PM
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Heck when we would hear those go off in Central Texas years ago that was like an alert to tell the tornado chasers to get in their pick-ups. By tornado chasers I mean tree cutters looking for some fallen trees to make a buck off of cutting up and getting off of someone's lawn or roof.

Those sirens would be their call to work.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 11:26 PM
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We get them everyday at noon.

We call it the Flintstone alarm.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 11:26 PM
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everyday damn!

all year round?



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 11:37 PM
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I had seen the time of the post, but, thought maybe she was relating something from earlier in the day...

My Bad...

Have a great crisis !



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 11:38 PM
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Yep everyday at 12 noon sharp year round.

I live smack dab in the center of Kansas so they make sure its working.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 11:40 PM
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Are you sure that is an Air Raid Siren, it sounds more like a Notification Siren used in a plant, mill, or a mine. An Air Raid siren is pretty darn distinct, a very eerie wailing sound, and you will not forget once you hear one go off. I have only ever heard one once, and I will never forget what it sounded like, especially considering that when it went off, I was nowhere near any kind of safe cover. You immediately feel pretty darn helpless in that situation, I am sure that is the same way that the OP felt.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 11:41 PM
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We have Civil Defense testing the first working day of every month at 11:00 AM. Includes sirens and the EBS (Emergency Broadcast System).

[edit on 5/1/2009 by Phage]



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