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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

New Fairhope Weather Siren Being Tested

Fairhope, Alabama






"BIG BERTHA" AWAKES

The city's proposed weather siren is being tested weekly on Tuesdays, 6:30PM.

The siren was formerly used as a fire alarm up until the early 1990s.

Those in the vicinity of the Welcome Center when it is set off from the Police Station can testify to its effectiveness (very loud).







11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not very useful since the weather needs prior approval from the city council.
J.P.

Anonymous said...

We are becoming famous for our noise pollution here.

Anonymous said...

I am sure the guests at the hampton inn appreciate it .... ?

Anonymous said...

Okay, all you nay sayers! What is the deal with one time a month to check it out? We put up with First Friday Art Walk once a month! Wouldn't you rather be safe than sorry? How long does the blast last? 5 minutes top! Get real! At least Fairhope is doing something besides planting flowers.

Anonymous said...

Monthly...not weekly

Anonymous said...

I am sure they would, as everyone else will if a tornado or some other emergency would arise.
Come on guys grow up, you are adults start acting like it.

Anonymous said...

Get real. People already have enough weather warnings in their pockets these days, their phones.

Also, another lawsuit in the making when somebody's hearing gets blown out by the unnecessary thing ......

Somebody just wants to play with the thing I think.

Fred said...

You're a fool if you rely on your phone in impeding weather. What are you going to do when you loose cell service? There are weather sirens strewn all over this country to help protect people and this one is REAL basic compared to what we could have.. but it's a start in the right direction. We should be blessed that the city is doing this. I remember this siren sounding all of the time in the 80's and 90's when the fire department had a call, often several times a day. It was just part of Fairhope. You self-important folks can deal with it once a week or month. Lawsuit my foot... get over yourselves. This is probably the same guy complaining about airplanes and kids playing too loud.

Anonymous said...

This must be another one of Burell's lamebrain ideas. what a knucklehead!

Anonymous said...

expect a lawsuit even if its fake. lyin citizens and trial layers team with corrupt judges to make a good livin out of them here.

Anonymous said...

It seems that quality interpretation of the written word has gone by the wayside. Pretty certain that several of these comments were intended as good ole socio-political sarcasm. Should have put an "LOL" at the end of my comment to make the joke more obvious. HAHA and LOL.
J.P.