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Old 02-09-2007, 10:05 AM
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How does your community deal with warning residents about severe weather? This story is just such a shame.

Do you think warning sirens would have helped wake up residents and warn them of the tornado that touched down?

Central Florida residents take to shelters - Displaced residents slept in shelters and officials enacted curfews after violent thunderstorms, including at least one tornado, left a swath of central Florida in shambles and killed 19 people or more.

The storms struck with little warning early Friday, spawning a tornado that ripped roofs and walls off single family homes and threw mobile homes off their foundations.

Officials said the twister hit between 3 and 4 a.m., a time when few people were listening to radio or watching TV to hear tornado warnings issued just minutes before the twister struck. Few communities in the region have warning sirens.
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We have sirens stationed in areas all over where I live at. It was something that was put together about 4 years ago after some tornadoes came through the area. They can be sirens or PA systems for emergencies. They test them about twice a year. It actually feels good having them.

They have only used them twice since installing them for actual emergencies such as bad weather.
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Do they also use them for the fire department or no?
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No, the fire department has their own siren by the fire station and sounds whenever they are going to leave the station for a fire.
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