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David Melson

Emergency alerts, 'like' them or not

Posted Friday, November 11, 2011, at 2:02 PM
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  • I might get a text message in time, but my FB and Twitter would be close to useless for me. I get so many that I don't look at them until I get a break.

    If I am driving, I should not be reading any so.... that leaves me to radio. If I think there is a threat of bad weather, I tune locally, no matter where I am.

    The thing that concerns me about local broadcasts is that they usually refer to Counties not major towns.

    Anyone from out of the area may not know what county they are in, nor if they are in the Northeast or Southwest part of that county, but I would usually know where I am in relation to the closest town.

    When I was traveling through Atlanta earlier this year I heard the local sirens, so I turned the radio to local. I heard about the tornadoes but unless I knew the counties, I was lost.

    Obviously with the sirens going, it was close, but if I was just watching the clouds and listening to the radio, I might not realize I was about to be hit.

    That happened in Little Rock some years back and I am lucky to be alive.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Nov 11, 2011, at 4:24 PM
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