Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Code Red Emergency Alerts called many Dunwoody homes last night as limited emergency sirens will be tested soon.

If you want early warnings to your cell phone or land line in case of dangerous weather in can sign up for Code Red warnings. I have heard from many people that this warned them early Tuesday morning and allowed them to get their families to safe parts of their home.   Please register today !!
Here is the link: Code Red Alerts - Dunwoody

There was also some confusion regarding the two new weather warning sirens at Brook Run Park and Dunwoody Park that some thought they heard, but actually the sirens heard were set off by the City of Sandy Springs (near the Country Club?) and not Dunwoody.    The two new Dunwoody sirens are still waiting on an internet connection installation and hopefully they will be tested later this week.

The Dunwoody City Council was split on installing weather sirens (I was in favor) therefore the two being installed this week in our major parks are a compromise / test and if deemed successful to see if the residents want more to be installed.


Daughter of the Poet said...

Dunwoody Teen Angst Blues

Muddy Waters built a house of blues

And Dickens wrote of a bleak house

But I'm so down all I see are my last season's Jimmy Choo shoes...

Max said...

My Councilor asked me, "What would you have done differently during the Great Tornado of '98, if you heard a siren?"

This is an interesting, yet anecdotal question, in light of volumes of factual evidence showing that sirens save lives.

They are an effective layer to alert people of impending dangers, not only weather.

This week a buddy on N. Peachtree awoke to hear the Sandy Springs siren, and immediately scrambled the family after seeing the weather news.

During the Great Storm, I was recovering from surgery, still dazed. I would have reacted much more quickly to get to a safe room if I heard a siren.

I applaud those Councilors that recognize the value sirens offer as a layer in a well designed disaster plan. Further, I urge those not on board to objectively look again at the research. It is compelling and cost effective to provide sirens.

We have escaped two severe weather events since we have had this discussion. One occurred in Dunwoody, and now in Sandy Springs.

Let's not tempt Mother Nature, three times may not be a charm.