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  •  I got a weather alert radio in Wichita Falls, (1+ / 0-)
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    weatherdude

    Texas, because there were actually tornados there and lots of sever weather threats in the spring.

    I threw it away in Austin because it would go off every half hour all night long for flood alerts (yes I can hear and see the rain) and high wind alerts (also I can hear and see the wind), and  tornado alerts when there were no tornados.

    Now I guess I'll have to start powering my phone off as well.  Once alerted is sufficient.

    •  You must have had an "alert all" radio or (3+ / 0-)
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      Lorinda Pike, Ginny in CO, SadieSue

      one where you didn't program the settings right. Modern ones aren't supposed to do that, and these wireless alerts go off once for tornadoes, hurricanes, or flash floods. It'll go off again if the warning is extended to a later time, but they try to keep it to a minimum to prevent the crying wolf effect.

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      by weatherdude on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 07:06:54 PM PDT

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