system cooperates with local public safety to alert the public to
non-weather events. You've mentioned fires, and other need for evacuation;
they also do Amber Alerts (abducted children).
Further, many such radios can be programmed to pass through/alert on only
the areas and the events the user wants (e.g. you don't have to waken to the
siren every time an Amber Alert is broadcast, or even for flash flood
warnings for six counties away).
As you say, "one needs to stay alert for the unexpected".
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kim Noyes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; "CaliforniaDisasters_Discussion"
Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2011 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: [californiadisasters] If a Tornado Were Headed Toward You, What
Would You Do?
> NWS warns for more than just weather events which tend to be more on the
> mild side in the LA Basin, occasional tornado warnings and severe
> thunderstorm warnings and flash flood warnings and Santa Ana Wind warnings
> and even less frequent tsunami warnings notwithstanding.
> That being said one needs to stay alert for the unexpected...
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