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UPDATE: Question About *Early Warning Sirens* In Your Area

I live in Cobb County Georgia right outside Atlanta. Since I moved here in 1989, every Wednesday at noon our Tornado/Emergency Sirens would be tested for about a minute or two.
But since the start of this year the sirens have been tested on other days and at irregular times. One time it went off Thur.@noon, but today it went of at 9:38am. I haven't been able to find out any information of these changes.

*Without a set time to test the system each week people will just become accustom to the sirens going off and will soon ignore them.*

Do you have these sirens in your area and have they changed the testing times?

***Here is the response I got from the county***

Dear Mr. McCourt,

Cobb County continues to test our sirens the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 noon. However, this week, the State Severe Weather drill occurred around 9:30 a.m. This was advertised throughout Cobb County and the State of GA on TV, radio, by newspaper, and on our website. The time was not disclosed because that is part of the drill. The drill was also
conducted through the National Weather Service, so if you have a NOAA Weather Radio, you would have heard the test alert at the same time as well. Since I'm not sure about where you live, I can't answer where the other sirens might be coming from...Smyrna operates their own system as does Kennesaw College, and a few other counties and cities along our boundaries. Unless it is advertised, if the sirens sound anytime other than the first Wednesday of the month at noon, then you should consider the alert an actual emergency. Please remember that the sirens are an "outdoor weather warning system" to warn those who are outdoors to take cover. The NOAA Weather Radio which is used to warn those indoors will always" tell you specifically if it is a drill or an actual crisis". If you would like more information, please contact me at your convenience.

Sincerely,
Lanita A. Lloyd
Deputy Director, Cobb Emergency Management Agency

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Thanks for asking

ours is on Saturday morning. Ugh! I'll pay closer attention.

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Confirmed - our VFW siren

Confirmed - our VFW siren goes off EVERYDAY at two general time periods: 11:00 - 1:30 (noon) and between 8:30 - 10:00 PM (night time). No joke - this is everyday like clockwork. The question is why and I have yet to go down to find out but this isn't testing. I believe that the noon siren will be the "food-line" or bread-line siren and that the one occurring at night will be the curfew siren - no one outside their homes after this time (this curfew will be justified due to looters and thieves). My town of Morgantown, WV receives all sorts of Homeland Security grant money (we have cameras going up everywhere, down the street we have the FBI and Lockheed who are data-mining citizens - I know a guy who works there, we had urban warfare training drills here, etc.).

I will be going down there to find out what is up - also check the other VFWs around town to see if the same is happening there.

sorry to hear all that.

we have Lockheed here too..I love planes so it's actually pretty cool to see F-22s fly each day, even though Lockheed is a major part of the mess we're in.

Will you update us when you find out more?

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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"

I'm glad she responded but it still doesn't make sense

unless those other "near by" areas have change their test times...I will contact those other areas and update this when I get them. Regardless there HAS been a change since the first of the year with the sirens.

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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"

I am in Shoreview MN

thank you for mentioning this. Our siren was always tested on Wednesday late morning. Now they are going off at different times since this past fall!!!

your welcome, thanks for your response!

I kept forgetting to look into this until this AM when it went off at 9:38! Such an odd time for it.

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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"

I just heard them this morning

in Cobb County. Let us know what you learn.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus

Hey Suzan! What part of Cobb are you in?

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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"

I am in Marietta

East Cobb-ish.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus

no way. I work/live in East Cobb. how old are you?

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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"

My husband and I....

....are older than dirt!!

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus

I have some back in my hometown

they go off every saturday at noon, but ive been up in college so havent been able to see if they change, ill have to call and ask my brother

I know those things are annoying

When i rented a place for my store I was right beside the police station, every first Wednesday at 9:00 I was out of business for about 3 minutes. The place I bought is right next to the County Fire Training Center, so I am still less than 50 feet from the siren. Trust me 50 feet away from one of those things is pure eardrum rupturing hell.

I would rather be responsible for myself and watch the weather channel or listen to the radio, I hate those things.

Thank you Dr. Paul for making me act on what I already knew was right.

*May the only ones to touch your junk, be the ones you want to touch your junk.*

I know government is SCARRY!!!!

but ask .... took about 2 minutes to find this

Lanita A. Lloyd
Deputy Director

140 North Marietta Pkwy.
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770-499-4567
Fax: 770-499-4558
ema@cobbcounty.org

!!!Truth is treason in the EMPIRE OF LIES!!!

" Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of they day; but a series of oppresssions...pursued unalterably, through every change of ministers, too plainly proove delibrate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery..."
Tho

cool thanks!

I'll do that.

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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"

please post back what they

please post back what they say because I've noticed the exact same thing you have. They are increasing in frequency as well.

just sent the e-mail. I'll post the response when I get it.

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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"

I'm gonna be in Madison, Fl for the next few days

we'll be neighbors....

!!!Truth is treason in the EMPIRE OF LIES!!!

" Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of they day; but a series of oppresssions...pursued unalterably, through every change of ministers, too plainly proove delibrate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery..."
Tho

Are you saying you'll be able to see me from FL? :)

I might not be able to pick you out, will you wave so I know it's you? ;)
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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"

do you hear voices coming

do you hear voices coming over the intercom speaker after the siren is done reconstituter?

Please take it some where else NeoConned

I'm looking for constructive responses to this.

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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"

huh?

huh? i'm asking if you hear voices from the intercom.....like someone speaking giving instructions or saying this was a test or whatever. I've noticed the sirens are coming on at odd hours of the day as well and not just on Saturdays or Sundays like they used to. I can't tell because I'm usually in the house but it sounds like there is a voice coming on after the warning siren is done.

dude after yesterday, i thought you were starting up again.

No, they are just sirens. I remember visiting CT when I was a child and there was an anouncement saying the sirens were just a test after they went off. Down here, it's just a siren and they've only ever been used to warn of tornados.

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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"

haha nah man. Warning sirens

haha nah man. Warning sirens going off with increasing frequency and at odd times are something that you and i can both hear.......advertising on myspace being part of a malevolent prepping of the world population for imminent destruction is another thing altogether. Where at in Cobb County are you? Kennesaw? Acworth? Marietta?

Marietta, right next to the Chattahoochee

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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"

I got an emergency alert

system test on my cell phone from a local major university yesterday.

I wonder how the hell they got my number!

~jaq

~jaq

I have a similar situation

I have a similar situation in my town. There is a volunteer fire department down the road. The siren would go off rarely. For at least a year now it goes off all the time - between 10:30 AM and 12:00 (noon) and between 8:30 PM and 10:00 PM. I have noticed that it as been going off around 8:45 PM for a couple days straight. Previously it went off two or three days at exactly 9:45. There isn't a definite pattern of exact times but there is no way that there are this many fires or accidents. I believe it has something to do with Homeland Security - maybe curfew sirens. e.g. - everyone must be inside when the 8:45/9:00 siren goes off. Sounds crazy but seriously, there is something up.

it's interesting to say the least

thanks for your comment...hopefully more people will respond so I can tell if it's a localized issue or part of something bigger.

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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"

In a small town, NV

Our local siren is for the voluntary fire department, so it is still used for that purpose and I don't think they "test" at a regular time. Testing, I think, used to be federally mandated as a part of the Civil Defense system, but I'm not sure that requirement still exists.

thanks for the response

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"Whether you listen to the left side of congress' mouth or the rightside, either way it's the same mouth"