posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 05:14 PM
Local police were not involved with the training, said Emergency Management Agency Director Pat Carr, who apologized that the exercise kept some
people awake. He said the calls they received were minimal compared to the number received during a fireworks display.
“We receive over 100 calls during a Fourth of July night, and that is with no notification. We are happy with the results from last night,” Carr
said in an email.
I find this a very curious answer along with the neighbor involved in local politics saying that notices were sent out.
Pat Carr says calls were minimal. EVERYONE knows 4th of July, fireworks go boom, yet their 'notification' was sufficient to minimize calls when
gunfire, bombs, etc. are going off, simulated or not. Funny.
I can easily imagine that a local tied into the political scene would know and talk to friends about the exercise, mainly because it is something
pretty interesting to talk about. I'm not so sure about the notifications sent out, though. Whether it was online, if you cared to look it up... LOL,
or if there was a mailing, which I doubt because that takes time and money.
OP, you said you didn't have any idea of any kind of training exercise. I mean if it were my town of like 40,000 some people, we would receive some
kind of BS notice that we should have figured out by ourselves by using established links like FB or signing up for 'official notifications' from
the city or county website. They don't mind ruining my television programming by including an Emergency Broadcast Transmission, which if it were an
actual emergency you would be prompted to panic by the proper authorities.
To me I don't think it would be that big a deal, but still it sucks that so much can go on that actually intrudes on your own personal enjoyment
level, and you are pretty much told to move along, nothing to see here. I guess it could be worse...
Anyway, I appreciate the post. I hope nobody gets abducted by ufos round there.