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Emergency sirens give false alarm for second time in recent weeks

GENESEE COUNTY, MI-- For the second time in a few weeks, several emergency sirens cried wolf in Genesee County. About 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, the sirens in Mundy Township began sounding, said ... read more

An App For Mapping Crime, or Urban Paranoia?

The company bristles at comparisons to other apps: “Before Citizen, no one has built a safety network that gets people real-time emergency ... false burglary alarms triggered in 2011, a screening ... read more

High turnout in ruling Likud party primaries as polls set to close

Today’s alerts prompted the evacuation of some 20,000 people as authorities conducted sweeps, only to find nothing, news agencies report, citing the emergency services. The false alarms targeted ... ... read more

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Hawaii is preparing for a North Korean nuclear attack. Should the Bay Area follow suit?

HONOLULU — For the first time in more than three decades, an ominous warning siren blared across ... the Aloha State, the alarm would give residents about a 13-minute heads up, officials say. ... read more

Lost in the Storm

The second call-taker had made an important decision, based on incomplete information. She noted Casey’s vomiting and recent surgery ... His crews lost precious time responding to false alarms, ... read more

Combating Tornado Fatigue: A Proposal for "Tornado Alerts" and "Tornado Emergencies"

Unlike hurricanes, which last for days, even weeks, and can be tracked and categorized by GOES weather satellites to give some estimation of impact ... warning for every severely rotating storm the ... read more

Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins

I give fuel ... it was only a false alarm. When the alarm sounded very early the other morning, I awoke and for a moment thought it was time to start the day. My roommate and I bullshitted as we lay ... read more

Hawaii: Here's what would happen if there was a real nuclear attack

Sirens begin ... warning was a false alarm, US authorities believe there's a very high likelihood that Hawaii — particularly Honolulu and the island of Oahu — would be the primary target of a North ... read more

How the internet broke the emergency response system

We know now that the panic-inducing alert was a false alarm, sent in error by the Hawaii Emergency Management ... for officials to issue a second alert telling residents there was no threat. That left ... read more

After devastating wildfires and mudslides, here’s how local agencies are improving emergency notifications

“The importance of mass-notification tools has really been highlighted with the recent ... false alarm in the Aloha State. RELATED STORY: Despite daunting obstacles, first responders ‘didn’t give up’ ... read more

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