Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tornado Siren


This is just one of several civil defense emergency sirens posted around the county. We call them 'tornado sirens' because that's when we hear them. The emergency response folks test these every first Wednesday of the month at noon. Yesterday was test day. I was in a funeral procession and thought my car was tearing up! Until I lowered the window and realized it was our friendly siren test. We're glad to have these. Tuscaloosa has weathered many tornadoes. We take any warning very seriously. Does your town have an emergency warning system?

7 comments:

Chris said...

Middle TN is in a tornado zone, and we wish we had a siren closer to the area in which we live. The closest one is about 2-3 miles away, but because we're in a bit of a valley (hollow), we don't hear it.

To answer the question you asked on my blog: YES. Misspelled words do drive me crazy. Tomorrow, I'll answer that in the post with a story. While I understand that the Kountry Kooking and similar signs are "cute," they still drive me NUTTY.

ken mac said...

Tuscaloosa! Can't wait to see more photos from around town. Where exactly in the state is Tuscaloosa? --Dumb Yankee.

D said...

Thanks for visiting, Chris and Ken.
Tuscaloosa is in West Central Alabama. We're about 45 miles southwest of Birmingham and 90 miles northwest of the state capital, Montgomery.

Tammy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

This photos ALL look VERY familiar to me! ;-)

D said...

Welcome Tammy. I found you on a link from Selma Daily. Your blog made me laugh out loud! Thanks :)

babooshka said...

Tornado siren! That's a bit scary. I'll tick with a light breeze.

Virginia said...

Well you know that Birmingham surely does, cause we get all the tornadoes that have just ripped through your city. Ours have gone off in error so often lately,
that I fear we are all getting complacent.