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Archive for Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sirens sound statewide as part of 1:30 p.m. drill

March 10, 2009, 11:46 a.m. Updated March 10, 2009, 1:51 p.m.

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Kansans participate in drill

We asked our @LJWorld twitter followers to tell us what they did when the sirens sounded. Here's a sample of their responses. You can add yours to this list by Tweeting @LJWorld.

KrisKetz @LJWorld ha ! As somebody who lost almost everything in an F4 tornado on May 4 2003 - I always stop when I hear it. Knew the test was coming

ronaldo_ignacio @LJWorld Ducked and covered. Thought it could have been N.Korea, Iran or Cheney securing Haliburton contracts. Got web back, we are OK.

reallebell @LJWorld siren woke me up from a nap. looked outside to see it doesn't look tornadoish and then looked online and figured out it was a drill

jgsteeler @LJWorld I ignored it and continued to work

pfterry @LJWorld Just learned I'm so deep in the building I didn't hear the sirens.

nmack1 @LJWorld I'm working at KU Info in the Union and have gotten a lot of calls about it. People on campus are quite confused as well.

kansasbard @LJWorld Listened intently for tornado drill. Didn't hear a thing. Office building in Corporate Woods must be soundproof.

Joe_College @LJWorld I went to the front door of my store to let all the worried people standing on the sidewalk know that it was only a test.

briana9 @ljWorld didn't even hear it in the KS union

robdew @LJWorld During the test I pretended to do what any Kansan does, grab the video camera and head out to the porch.

It’s tornado season, and Kansans are participating in the annual statewide tornado drill today.

At 1:30 p.m., sirens sounded around the state, giving residents a chance to practice their response in the event of an actual tornado.

The drill is part of Kansas Severe Weather Awareness week, March 9 to March 13.

Comments

persevering_gal 5 years, 1 month ago

I didn't hear a thing. I was inside of Budig Hall at the time. That's a good 2000+ students/faculty that didn't hear it as well.

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coldplay 5 years, 1 month ago

we all took cover at my work

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flamingdragon 5 years, 1 month ago

back in the days when I lived in kansas, I remember the sweet tones of your thunderbolt t-100 sirens...they so cool and all that...then you americans switch to electronic sirens that try to sound like thunderbolt....so silly. why don't you stick with what works?

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