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The Weather is Too Bad to Run the Sirens That Warn Us About Bad Weather

A FrontBurnervian passes along this amusing message that just landed in his inbox from the city’s Office of Emergency Management:

OEM-Message

He asks: “We have a system set up to warn us of tornadoes, storms, etc and they cancel the monthly test because of bad weather? What’s up with that?”

Well, I had my suspicions about what was up with that, and those were confirmed when I called over to the city’s Office of Emergency Management just now. They cancel the sirens anytime there are overcast or stormy conditions, lest there be any confusion about whether it’s just a drill or a real happening.

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