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Old 02-26-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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It's not a conspirancy, I know that, but they were never just for tornados. They just remind me of the Cold War and how people really thought that the Russians were going send nuclear missiles raining down on the US cities. That BS and fear bordered on conspiracy.

They are used to get peoples attention. I remember when they were first tested in the 1960's and they were called tornado sirens. I guess that sounded better than "air raid siren" or "there's-an-impending-disaster-headed-your-way-so-pay-attention siren"

Can anyone answer, do other cities have them???
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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No lie, I hear sirens on average every 10 seconds. NYC is drenched with cops. Where im at in the Bronx, the local police precinct is an impact precinct. These are areas with a large amount of crime. They get more cops than the average neighborhood. So I hear them constantly. I border another impact precinct, so I also hear them. Then the ambulances, fire trucks etc....

Im surprised my neighborhood has any crime. Considering the amount of cops. It's a testament to us.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I'm bored right now...
What is a city that you can't walk through for 30 seconds without hearing a siren? New York and Chicago will obviously have the most due to density and numbers of total crimes, so other than those two...
ny and chi aren't special in that regard.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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It's not a conspirancy, I know that, but they were never just for tornados. They just remind me of the Cold War and how people really thought that the Russians were going send nuclear missiles raining down on the US cities. That BS and fear bordered on conspiracy.

They are used to get peoples attention. I remember when they were first tested in the 1960's and they were called tornado sirens. I guess that sounded better than "air raid siren" or "there's-an-impending-disaster-headed-your-way-so-pay-attention siren"

Can anyone answer, do other cities have them???
I think a lot of cities have them. Youngstown has them, and sounds them every (yes, EVERY) Saturday at noon. I grew up in the Massillon, Ohio area, (about 30,000 people) and I think I remember hearing an "air raid" siren once during a tornado warning. But I don't remember ever hearing them test it. One evening we were visiting my aunt and uncle in Wilmot, Ohio, (tiny village) and they used their "air raid" siren to let the kids know that curfew was in effect and they had to go home for the evening.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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I hear sirens in denver every day!!
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: texas
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i think it's the same every where now.lol
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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No one mentioned San Fransisco ?
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I've gone days without hearing sirens in Omaha, Denver, Minneapolis, SLC, and Des Moines. I can go a week without hearing one here in Rapid City.
Are you serious??? with cities that big?

Thats weird because I grew up in central Elyria, Ohio (just west of Cleveland) and I heard sirens at least every hour, sometimes every 5 minutes. Mostly police, than ambulances and fire trucks. I thought this was just about police and ambulance sirens though, what is with Tornado sirens? I have never heard a tornado siren in my life.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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No lie, I hear sirens on average every 10 seconds. NYC is drenched with cops. Where im at in the Bronx, the local police precinct is an impact precinct. These are areas with a large amount of crime. They get more cops than the average neighborhood. So I hear them constantly. I border another impact precinct, so I also hear them. Then the ambulances, fire trucks etc....

Im surprised my neighborhood has any crime. Considering the amount of cops. It's a testament to us.
Yeah, but in the years to come (very soon!), NYPD is going to have a large decrease in amounts of officers. NYPD starts out at $25,100 a year... Suffolk County and Nassau County Police start out at around $85,000 per year. State Troopers start out at about $60,000 a year. Hm, which one should I choose? lol NYPD is falling apart... So much that they've resorted to hiring people with criminal records. So basically, the NYPD officer that's guarding the largest city in the country and you was a criminal and probably still spins reported crimes off as nothing in order to help his criminal buddies out. But NYC is still infested with cops, they seem to be on every corner.

Really gets you thinking...
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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Tucson. It's mostly ambulance or fire engine sirens though, because of old people kicking the bucket/setting something on fire accidentally.
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