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Have any of you guys ever had an air raid siren or nuke siren go off in your area? stories? was just watching old youtube vids and thought it would be terrifying
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does a nuke siren test count if i wasnt expecting it?
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When I was a kid on Long Island (don't go, it sucks) one would go off every day at noon. I don't know why. You could hear it for miles.
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>>61079303
America put sirens up in every town during the cold war. Now we use them to warn people of tornadoes, floods, wildifres etc. They test them once a week here, 11AM Sunday
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>>61079468
There's one a block or so away from my house. Fucker is loud.
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>>61079303
They test here every other year
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>>61079303
Yeah they get tested every Wednesday at noon during tornado season in OH.
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>>61079303

Always wanted to own one of these to be honest. Air raid sirens are one of the spookiest sounds in existence.

More spooky, this time it's a recording of one of the "Operation Wandering Soul" tracks that was used during the Vietnam war to scare the living shit out of Viet Cong and NVA soldiers during the night.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d9H_1ygEv8
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They test them once a month here. Other than that they're only used for tornadoes. Back in August I was browsing /pol/ in the morning and it started going off. Clear skies.
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>>61079303
yes. When I was taking a test on Electrical Circuits at my university, the army was having an exercise on the nearby mountain and you could hear the air raid siren...
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>>61079377
yea as long as its a cool story dude
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>>61079468
fucking once a week, you get ear piercing sound wailed at you? we got nothing like that here
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well i never heard one , but i leave only like 6 kilometer away from the nato central command of europe (s.h.a.p.e.) so the day i hear sirens from that place i think i will be able to say for the first and last time : ITS HAPPENING
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>>61079303

The most american air raid siren ever built. Powered by a fucking Chrysler Hemi!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfmTDGDNMgc
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>>61079303
Yes, there's a gas redistribution plant about 3 miles from where I live and every so often they test the fucker out. I can hear it from my work not my home.
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Yes. Literally every first monday of the month at 12:00, that's when we test them.

If you ever want to attack Holland you should do it on the first monday of the month at 12:00.
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>>61079303
They test it every year here in Budapest.
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So no stories of people freaking the fuck out? or the siren going off because of actual danger?
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>>61079303
yes too many fucking times while NATO bombed Belgrade.
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>>61079303
We don't have specific sirens, just one siren. It's used in case of earthquake or tempest or something like that.
We hear it twice a month at regular dates when they test it.
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>>61080009
Well, lately a chemical plant was on fire and we used it in the south of the country. Something similar happened a year before that.
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>>61079713
well i was about 500 meters from where nuclear subs are maintained and to cut a long story short i thought the biggest happening of our time was happening for a few seconds, its quite the feeling! turns out they test it every week
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>>61079303

yeah, i live neara local mental hospital for the criminally insane and the nearbye air raid siren will go off if there is an escape.

its tested every thursday but it has gone off at other times and when that happens i make sure i am wary and on the lookout.
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>>61079303
Small town, we have one go off at least twice a week to alert volunteer firemen to run to the firehall.
Sister had friend from Arkansas, alarm goes off, the have a momentary panic attack, "what do?"
we just look at them and say "uh... nothing"
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>>61079765
The ones here are low power, spread out over the city, so it doesn't burst anyone's ears.

But then there's Chicago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy_oX6SURRE
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>>61080039
>Belgrade
sorry to hear senpai, glad you're now in austria getting some of that gibsmedat.
only people to have ever robbed me were serbs in france, I've fought off niggers in london and arabs in sydney... but them serbs in paris had a gun so fuck everyone from serbia.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra1T1nypBDA

I was out for a walk late at night when I heard this and shat bricks. It turned out a cargo ship was leaking toxic gas in a nearby port.
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>>61079303
>current year
>the local government of so many Americans still hasn't realized that sounding these alarms weekly as part of a drill actually makes you less likely to respond to them quickly when time is critical.
>siren usually goes off on Sunday
>one day, it goes off on Tuesday, and instead of going to hide in your basement and shoving your head up your ass, you're on the phone calling your aunt because she would have seen the local weather alert.
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>>61079303

They test the air horn siren in my town every night at 8pm. The siren also let's you know the zoo is closed because it shuts down at 8pm too
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>>61079303
Yeah, they test them often here.
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When iraq fired scuds, it wasnt a big deal really
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>>61079303

They use the same sirens here for bad storms and test them monthly. Usually like the first Wednesday at noon or something.

Chicago suburbs.
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I grew up right down the street from a firehouse before beepers/cell phones. They blasted that thing in codes, depending on what they needed; 1 blast for drill, 2 for ambulance, then 3 or 4 depending on severity of the fire. It was a volunteer company, so had mostly a skeleton crew, but would go off at any time.

Sounded a lot like an air raid siren, and was incredibly loud.

I might honestly automatically ignore it from years of exposure, at first, but then immediately know that something was very wrong, cause you never hear it anymore.
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>>61079468
Ours only test every first Tuesday of the month
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>>61080312
fuck, tell the long story, did you just freeze?
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>>61080486
gibs me dat
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My home town still tests the air raid siren every Wednesday at noon.
They just use it for extreme weather/ tornado warnings.
And when the next town over launches a sneak attack over our town square.
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>>61080390
thats fucking terrifying
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>>61079303

Once a week like other anons, usually when all good Christians should be in church.

Wakes up drunkards for brunch.
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The ones near me have gone off multiple times for tornado warnings. Perks of living in the based Midwest. Imagine hearing those sirens while something serious is going down.
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I swear to God, the fuckers over here during the 00's were literally blasting off the air raid sirens every new years eve for about three years until they sent them to jail.
(This used to happen in a couple of neighborhoods)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clRGVKROYKE
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>>61079303
Would be pretty fun to be apart of desu.
Being the midle of town and it going of.
seeing the fearfull faces of all the libtards that voted to kill our air force that was once the greatest in europe.

Just standing their and looking at them.
No one knowing what the fuck that sound is.
the few old people freaking the fuck out.
Young people not giving a fuck other then lel whats that spookey sound.

Ha pretty great desu.
then fire
then death.
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>>61080009

>be me, grow up outside Boston
>visit gf (now wife) for 1st time in mid NY
>stop at store and get out of car
>suddenly hear a loud ass nuke siren
>standing right next to it
>never experienced this in real life
>get a feeling of impending doom

I found out that almost all of NY uses an archaic siren system for fires because they are volenteer stations. If you are a volunteer ff and hear the airen you are supposed to stop what you do and go to the station to go to the fire.

You can hear them in most towns multiple times a day/week. Where I grew up in MA they used fucking radios and paid their fucking fire fighters. Wtf NY get with the times.
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>>61079303
When I was a kid, the air raid sirens always went off for "testing" on Mondays at 3 PM. So when we came walking home from school, the sirens started going.

We loved it.
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First Wednesday of every month at 11am I hear it because that's the test day for my city. Lasts about 5 minutes.
When they first started it a few years ago, I didn't know it was just a test and I legit thought we were getting nuked.
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>>61079377
Great... Tests count. Then i've had 5 Tests during my life time. All sirens are being tested all 5 years. I've also had one real alarm because the local river left it's bed and destroyed some houses.
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>>61079303
Every first monday of the month at 12:00 they test them.
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>>61079459

Long Islander here, it still happens. I believe it is the fire departments that maintain those sirens now
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>>61079303
Whenever we get tornados, most Texas towns.
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>>61079303
A few times. I live near a big military base
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>>61080968
https://youtu.be/84TSpb6UEwc
This is the ultimate wtf siren
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when I was in middle school they'd test the tornado alarms once a month..

Every time this one kid would scream and freak out

He was autistic though.
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>>61080972
looks like the people are doing fuck all
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> work at nuke plant
> tested quarterly
> audible everywhere within a 10 mile radius
> 4 times a year some idiot will freak out and call the cops asking if we're being attacked
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If there's a siren in my area, nobody has bothered to test it.

There's an alarm in a warehouse near my house that goes off on hot days during summer. But that's due to its bad design. Totally not intentional.
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>>61081203
They don't announce them; I HIGHLY doubt that people even know what to do in case of an air-raid here.

Nobody even takes them seriously ..
They're more of an annoyance rather than anything else.
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>>61081151
Is it because of the echos between all the tall buildings?
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>>61080973
>our air force that was once the greatest in europe
When was this? In the 17th century?
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Every Wednesday at 10 am they go off for tests. Mostly used for bad weather anymore. This is in Southeast Kansas, so we just call them tornado alarms.
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>>61079303
I grew up in a small town in Washington that has one go off whenever there is a fire around. You can hear it even beyond the city limits.
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>>61081297
What are we supposed to do if it went off? because my instinct would be to fucking bolt away as far as i could
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>>61081348
No. That's the siren they installed. The ones near me are typical air raid. The Chicago sirens are a creepy version of an ice cream truck.
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>>61079303
In Hungary (at least in cities with heavily populated with concrete flats areas) they test them every year or two. Schoolkids practice to leave school orderly, probably other institutions doing that too. There is short info in the begining that this is a test, same at the end.
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>>61079303

When I used to live in Dallas there were a few tornadoes and the sirens would piss me the fuck off. I had to put on headphones....
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This siren fills me full of nope. Like...im not gonna die...im already dead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnkMSmLc6mM
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>>61081213
What I do hear from time to time are bombing practices from a nearby air base. But no sirens involved :(
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>you realize tensions between major world powers have been deterioration exponentially
>everyone is on the brink of war
>be sleeping at night
>wake up to the sound of this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k2a30--j37Q

What do
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>>61079303
Yes. As kid in the 80s in Connecticut they'd go off every Saturday during the morning cartoons. Sometimes I'd forget about them, hear go off suddenly, and think the Soviets were nuking the base nearby. I miss the Cold War.
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>>61079303
Yes. They test them periodically.
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>>61081091
aren't sirens tested every first wednesday of february ?
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>>61081608
>light myself a smoke
>Watch the direction of the nato command center and wait cause its already too late
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>>61080009
Mom told me a story how she was taking a walk with me in a stroller when air raid siren went off. That was during the war and it was an actual airstrike as she could hear the planes. Got scared, picked me up, abandoned the stroller and escaped home. Later that week she took me abroad (yup I was a refugee) while dad stayed at home but we came back after the war was over.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mADp0EzWA8M
This seems pretty close to what it would look like in the real event
>Minus the full on panic mode of course
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHDm93tI4Ok
this one always seemed like a good video of a normal day turned WWIII, and someone just wanted to capture where the first bomb would fall
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>>61081536
wow, it would be less fucking traumatic without the siren
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>>61081975
1996?
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shitting bricks

https://youtu.be/-peGxqIuy7E

https://youtu.be/v0wzSTCI4uU
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>>61079303

>live in an area with shitty above-ground wires
>saw flash immediately dive under desk
>hear boom
>not dead, so look out window
>see plume of smoke behind a building
>ohshit.jpg
>run the fuck out of the building to see what is going on
>walking down the street and people ask me if we've been attacked
>wtf do I know?
>oldfag says transformers blow all of the time
>points up at smoking trashcan sized thing
>go home and have a scotch

Yeah welcome to my world, where I know the flash comes way before the sound, and am within five miles of a cold war target.
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>>61079303
Nah, we aint got money for shit like sirens here
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like 10 years ago they had one go off in my town every now and then but i dunno why
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>>61081536
Is this cloverfield?
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>>61080871
i did, i thought it was time to go innawoods, until i realised no one else was actually concerned at all, they did have those iodine tablets in boxes on the walls at the place i was at though
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The UK doesn't even have them any more. I think we dismantled them, except near prisons to warn of escaped inmates.
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>>61082273
Sounds like the Alien siren from War of the Worlds
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>>61082321
I live 10 miles from whiteman AFB, home of our B2s and I know this feel.
I've had so many occasions where I dreamt I saw the nuke explosion to the east and I was ready to die.
Also unexpected tornado sirens always made me assume "this Is it"
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>>61079303
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdF4JX80q9M
Happens 4 times a year here
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>>61082158
1991 or early 1992, before the Yugoslav army dissolved.
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>>61079303
We have a couple old cold war ones in Hamilton that go off on hot humid days on their own but most people are aware of them and ignore it. Sort of like how railroad crossing barriers activate on hot days.
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>>61082405
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAz3W81X8yA wrong
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>>61080264
Yup. Was on my bicycle next to the plant when the sirens went off. I went right through the smoke.

I'm pretty sure I've got cancer now.
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>>61080553
L O N D O N
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>>61082443
Funny cause when I was younger I dreamed that I saw a nuclear explosion to the west. Still remember it.
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I've been in Japan and had this shit go off on TV before (not the March 2011 quake though). The chimes are pretty chilling. It's kind of cool that you can get 10-60seconds' warning before the quake even hits you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFUusDUgHqA

>>61082569
That's a military base though
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This is me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9-PQQxzsjU
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>>61079303
Once. When I was living in Minot north Dakota. I was pretty scared, but I was high af on spice also.

Fun fact. If north Dakota left the union, it would be the 3rd strongest country in the world.
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>>61082698
Oh yeah, the tsunami warning noise at about 3:28 is even worse
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>>61082684
Man I've dreamt of being nuked at least a dozen times. It might be telling me that it will be how I die

Wouldn't be so bad imo. Painless and instant. I'd just hope that I could see the explosion for a little bit before it vaporized me
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>>61079303
We have a general set of sirens that are tested once a month. I'm in SoCal, so they're mostly for tsunamis and the possible resurgence of Japanese imperialism.
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>>61079303
I use one for an alarm clock, I'm a pretty heavy sleeper.. scares the hell out of me
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>>61082814
>Once, in Minot
Me too. I was on the air base, ten years old. It was a scheduled test, but it freaked the fuck out of me regardless.
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>>61082698
Fucking hell it looks like the ground is bubbling at 2:48
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>>61079303

First Saturday of every month at 1:00 p.m.
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>>61079955
Never heard it and I live in BP for 22 years. WTF?
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>>61079303
At the last Opartion I heard for the first time the siren when I was In tel aviv because of the rorckets from Gaza.
when you hear and watch it on TV it's doesn't sound and look very scary but in live it's surprising and unexepted so you have a little fear. not panic tho.
this is ithe siren: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-3_D9b_z8Y&ab_channel=zety222
This also is the kind of siren we will hear when the are diffrnet kind of attack like serious Missiles or probebly nukes.


but of the towns near near Gaza strip have diffrent kind of siren just for rockets like the Kasam rocket.
the siren calld Red Color
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Color
and this is how it sound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZZwLfytheY&ab_channel=yossidadon
in case of serious war they will probably hear the first siren and it's pretty lound and scary.
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>>61083645
Ground liquefaction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJCidfj-x9M

The fact that 45 million people can go through a 9.0 earthquake lasting 5 minutes followed by a tsunami up to 40m high with less than 20,000 deaths is really impressive though.
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>>61080628
>every day
Do you live in Silent Hill?
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Small towns here have raid siren tests every month, normally.
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>>61079303
There was an E57 about 100 Meters from the house where I grew up. Kind of a cold war era multi purpose siren, normally used to signal for firefighters, but they were to be used in case of a war too.

https://youtu.be/fCim92CUKZY?t=20s

Also, a german world war ii vintage siren:

https://youtu.be/Qi0Ka6NuRo4?t=45s
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>>61083936
here is a live sound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqdN-6QmD_M&ab_channel=ArdoarProductions

it's also scary to heard the boom sound of the "Iron dom". I thouht I am not goind to be scare at all but it's is surprising.
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Also these, which are scary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadmoor_Sirens
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>>61084252
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv_Mc089iHw go to 0:58
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>>61080628
>The siren also let's you know the zoo is closed because it shuts down at 8pm too
kek
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>>61081536
>suddenly a huge mechanical bird comes out of the fog

sounds really fucking dope though desu
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>>61080315
You live near Broadmoor? Holy shit mate you poor soul, always wondered how cheap it would be to get a house near there just for the factor of having to live near the maddest loony bin in the UK
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>>61082443
>10 miles from nuke

you'd survive anyway
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>>61084037

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZduE8Mt5UP8

After the official minute of silence to pay homage to the victims of the attacks of Paris all the small towns around the city launched the sirens. Was great.
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>>61079303
Every time a fire goes off, an air raid siren signals.
Really annoying, it's right down the street from me.
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>>61079303

They go off at noon every day in my area and are used when there is a fire in the area.
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>>61079303
In Britain we have loads of sirens still left over from the war. They are in most towns and cities.

We were going to use them during the Cold War incase of Nuclear Attack.

We also have leaflets delivered and TV infomercials like this. (you may recognise part of this from an 80's pop hit.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oVWUAbREq0
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>>61079303
they test them every monday at 12:00 around here.
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Yes, when "Mercyful Angel" started, and from time to time until it ended.
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>>61079303
Sure. They tested them all the time during the Cold War. Still makes me shudder just thinking about it.
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Once a month it's tested. I think it's in around the garrison area where there is now kebab that were welcomed with fireworks, rocks and SpooKKKy ghost.
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>>61079303
Yeah. Test sirens used to go off quite frequently around here. It was pretty normal.

But I don't think I've heard those sirens in maybe a decade. I wonder why they stopped.
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>>61079303

They test them here every first monday of the month at 12:00. Nothing ever happened though. Now it's just pretty much tradition.
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>>61081358
60-70s
realy good in 80s too.
Better planes and way more of them.
All that jewish gold the gerrys gave us was put to good use back then.

We even for a veary short time had planes to use nuclear howitzer against the soviets.
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>>61081394
Well, I'm not really sure either to be honest...embrace the cold grip of death i'd assume
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>>61079468
>>61079765
https://www.youtube.com/user/cricketboy235/videos
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I live right by the St lucie nuclear plant and they test them every three weeks on Thursday I think. All they do is just say it's a test and play dialtones then happening tier woooooo
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Growing up in North Jersey in the 70s-80s, the town I was in tested its air raid siren every Sunday at noon.
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>>61079303
I have
It was a test of emergency equipment for a tornado warning system
Was incredibly loud, shocking, and genuinely scary because we had no idea what was going on but everyone knows that noise and knows it means something bad is happening
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>>61079303

Everey 1st monday of the month at noon.
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>>61080617
My town found a workaround for that. We just run the siren 24/7 and if theres a happening it gets turned off.
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