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Old 07-11-2016, 09:31 PM   #1
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Duluth emergency 7/11/16

Just saw this emergency notice on FB:

Stay safe!

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Old 07-12-2016, 08:24 AM   #2
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Bump so this stays to the right of each page.

Hope everyone is OK. Thanks for posting.

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Old 07-12-2016, 10:22 AM   #3
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No need to bump the thread, and in fact bumping is a violation of the AirForums Community Rules. But I won't tell the mods if you don't.

The reason there's no need is that folks in the area should already be using a National Weather Service or American Red Cross app, NOAA weather radio, local broadcast media, or similar emergency notification system to get updates on local conditions. Folks affected by disaster conditions are hardly likely to turn to AirForums for breaking news on the disaster.

Personally I'm partial to the American Red Cross (ARC) suite of apps on my phone— hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake, wildfire— and always allow them to track my current position to push notices to me for my local area. Came in real handy at the WBCCI International Rally in Lewisburg when they had a tornado warning as well as later repeated flash-flooding incidents every couple of days. ARC beat out the local civil defense notices about half the time, too; the status updates are instant!

Kudos to the National Weather Service for getting on Facebook, though.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:49 AM   #4
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Woulda, shoulda, coulda. Not everyone is so prepared.

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