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Old 02-07-2007, 12:13 PM
 
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I just heard those Tornado sirens for the first time since I've lived here. They must of originated across the street at Centennial Elementary here in Plano.

They sound ominous. They made the hair on my neck stand up.

Since it's a gorgeous day outside, I imagine they are just testing them in preparation for Spring, which is the time I heard most tornadoes occur here.
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:05 PM
 
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I heard them over here in Arlington, too! Must definitely be test day.

My dogs nearly had heart attacks. Then they started howling.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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Yes, it was a test. The first Wednesday of every month most cities test their sirens. It is usually at noon or 1 pm. It is done year round but sometimes you might not notice it if your not aware. If it was a real warning they would sound them long enough for everyone to hear. Unless of course you had the bass thumping so loud in your car you could not hear yourself.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:59 PM
 
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If it was a real warning they would sound them long enough for everyone to hear. Unless of course you had the bass thumping so loud in your car you could not hear yourself.
I didn't have the bass thumping in my car but i was in a class with 26 kids (4year olds).....so didn't hear the siren!!
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:38 PM
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Wait until you hear them on a night when there are severe thunderstorms around and tornado watches everywhere. Last spring during a severe storm, they were going off near my neighborhood and my heart skipped a beat. You never quite get used to them...and I guess you don't want to either.
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:39 AM
 
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I attended college at Clemson University in beautiful Clemson, SC. The only bad thing is that we were within 9 miles of the Oconee Nuclear Station. Back then they tested the warning sirens on the first Saturday of the month around 9am. Unfortunately for my roommate and I, we lived in a 30 year old trailer, less than 200 ft from the nearest siren.
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:10 AM
 
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"Unfortunately for my roommate and I, we lived in a 30 year old trailer, less than 200 ft from the nearest"

Wow! Did you guys have some of those flight deck style hearing protection devices handy like the ones they use on aircraft carriers :-)
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:04 PM
 
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Default sirens

I heard the sirens in Addison also. Just to tell you I dont live in Addison, I just happened to be there. I do of course live in D/FW
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:47 PM
 
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I can just recall that sound I heard and it spooks me again....

Somthing about it......a long drawn whining pitch that seems to be everywhere....haunting.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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"Unfortunately for my roommate and I, we lived in a 30 year old trailer, less than 200 ft from the nearest"

Wow! Did you guys have some of those flight deck style hearing protection devices handy like the ones they use on aircraft carriers :-)
Pillows man, pillows. And let's be honest we were usually too poor from drinking to buy hearing protection, too drunk to remember to pull it out the night before and too hung over the morning of. Which is why I'm 36 and still working on my bachelors....
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