Writing Can Be Murder

July 9, 2010

Office of Emergency Management

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:55 pm

Yesterday I received an automated call from my town’s Office of Emergency Management.

This is the second time this has occurred. The first time it freaked me out, sounding all official doom-laden (it ended up being about a deer hunt).

This time I just wondered whether it was about water or electricity conservation. (Water)

In our previous home, which was one town over…same county, that we lived in for ten years we never rec’d a single call.

This leaves me wondering whether this is a new thing or a town thing. So tell me: do you get these kinds of calls? And if you do, are they a recent development or a long-standing thng?



  1. In San Francisco, at noon on every Tuesday, there’s an emergency siren that goes off, followed by a loudspeaker announcement throughout the city saying it was just a test. If you forget it’s Tuesday, it can be a startling thing. On the other hand, it’s like an alarm, telling you it’s lunchtime. šŸ™‚

    Once, the siren sounded on a random day, which was totally freaky–I’m still not sure what that was about, but there were no instructions to evacuate so I guess it was a mistake.

    Comment by Kate Perry — July 9, 2010 @ 8:24 pm | Reply

  2. I’ve never heard of this! That would freak me out, big time.

    Comment by Jenny — July 10, 2010 @ 12:27 am | Reply

  3. It’s our tax money at work! Our town decideded to use the emergency notification system at 2:00 a.m. one morning to let us all know that the police telephone lines were not working and if we had an emergency we should call 911.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — July 10, 2010 @ 5:17 pm | Reply

  4. Kate — How do you know when to eat lunch the other days?

    Jenny — Yeah, the first time I thought the sky was falling or something.

    Jennifer — That’s a classic!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by love2wryte — July 11, 2010 @ 12:58 am | Reply

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