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Today: Disaster alerts: Jeannette Sutton, Ken Freedman and Mark discuss

Jeannette Sutton, Associate Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, University of Albany

The Warn Room, Jeannette’s guide to writing alerts: “Follow this format to improve your alerts. The best 360-character Wireless Emergency Alerts will use this evidence-based template: Source, hazard name/description, location, consequences of threat, protective action, time.”

Wireless Emergency Alerts on Wikipedia

Maui Sent an Evacuation Alert. Why Did So Few People Get It? (by Mike Baker, Sergio Olmos and Eileen Sullivan in the NYT, Sep 3, 2023):

As more households disconnect landline telephones and fewer families have access to broadcast television and radio, emergency managers have increasingly focused on wireless emergency notifications to instantly reach large numbers of people. But that modern system has its own limitations, relying on the resilience of cell networks and the proficiency of emergency crews across a patchwork of local agencies.

Two weeks after the Aug. 8 Lahaina fire, as Hurricane Hilary was threatening California, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department found that it could not send a wireless evacuation alert to the community of Seven Oaks, where several people were ultimately left stranded and one remains missing. The county cited a breakdown in its connection to the wireless alert system, which is managed by the federal government.

. . . The patchwork nature of the system was made evident again last week, as Hurricane Idalia was barreling toward the Florida coast. As 30 counties announced various evacuation orders, some local agencies pushed them out via wireless alerts on the federal network, but many did not.

. . . Ms. Sutton, the professor who specializes in emergency alerts, said it was important to build more redundancies into the emergency alert system, look at burying cables to make it more resilient and remember that the wireless system cannot be relied on alone to warn people that danger is imminent.
Was Hurricane Hilary overhyped? It wasn't unprecedented, but warnings likely saved lives (Los Angeles Times, Aug 29, 2023): “Officials issued the region’s first-ever tropical storm watch — later upgraded to a warning — for a broad swath of the Southland as the cyclone’s path grew more clear, likely to become the first storm of that strength to hit the region in decades.”

“. . . And therein may lie perhaps the biggest difference between Hilary and the other two tropical storms that most recently hit Southern California: the National Weather Service had recently bolstered its operations and alert systems for this exact situation. Hilary becoming the first West Coast storm to get an official tropical storm warning — which officials have credited for increasing awareness and minimizing harm — didn’t necessarily mean Hilary was a stronger, wetter or more dangerous system. The storm just happened to come right after local forecast offices gained the capability to issue such a warning.”

Cars would be required to keep AM radio under new bipartisan bill (The Verge, May 17, 2023): “Some automakers are dropping AM radio, citing electromagnetic interference with EV powertrains. But a bipartisan group of senators led by Ed Markey and Ted Cruz is pushing back.”

Ford reverses plan to ditch AM radio after congressional attention: Pending legislation would mandate an AM radio in all new cars (Ars Technica, May 23, 2023): "Although AM radio is mostly used by its adherents to listen to talk radio, sports, and local traffic, a bipartisan collection of Senators and Representatives introduced a bill last week to mandate the inclusion of AM radio in all new cars so they can receive messages in the case of an emergency."

As Canadian wildfires rage, Facebook’s news ban reveals the importance of radio (The Conversation, Aug 22, 2023): “reading about the Meta news block may lead people to mistakenly assume that social media is the only source of information on the current wildfire situation in N.W.T. and Kelowna. It’s not. We should not overlook the significance of ‘free-to-air’ broadcast radio in delivering reliable and trustworthy information to citizens.”

The Power of the AM (by Damon Krukowski, June 20, 2023): "Maybe you think it’s only traffic and weather together, but my local AM radio news station – WBZ Boston – is one of seventy-seven “Primary Entry Point” (PEP) sources that the US government has determined could reach 90% of the population in times of emergency. Toward that end, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has equipped WBZ with an “all hazards shelter.” “The shelter includes a generator with a 60,000-gallon fuel tank and a separate studio that can be occupied for up to 60 days. It has been hardened to remain usable in the presence of chemical, biological and nuclear hazards,” reported RadioWorld in October 2021."



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Listener comments!

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chresti:

Hi Mark and techtonicians!
  6:01pm
David in London:

Evening Mark and all Technoids.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:02pm
Bas NL:

Hi Mark! Hi humans and AIs!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:03pm
Webhamster Henry:

Hi Friends! I used to work at an emergency notification company, set up sometime after the Virginia Tech shootings to provide a service that could get the word out faster for those and other disasters using multiple means of communication.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:03pm
Franco Twinkie:

Hello storm chasers and Lookie-Lou's!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Greetings, Mark and Techtocalypse!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:03pm
DjLorraine:

Weathering the planet's future together, hey all
  6:04pm
Rolando:

Whoaaa almost forgot… I’m glad I made it
  6:04pm
P-90:

Is this still here? Oh it is, good.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:04pm
-жеи:

Hi everybody
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm
StringOFperils:

I see millions of people looking away from certain disaster alerts. I think it's a coming disaster.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
Webhamster Henry:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:03
You can subscribe to a number of municipal alert system and get heads up emails and texts for , say, NYC:a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
chresti:

Hi Ken!
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Evening Mark & Staysh!
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Bas NL:

Hi Ken!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
Wendy del Formaggio:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:05
We have that in Vermont, too. It's called VT-Alert and it's really helpful and timely.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
Franco Twinkie:

KEN!
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herb.nyc:

(Aside- I told Ken about his 7SD show that asked if listeners were naked. Can should we listen w no clothes on?) wait. Ken is here?
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:06pm
joe mulligan:

when an alert turns into a flop like a weak hurricane etc. it's always better to be safe than sorry
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:06pm
Wendy del Formaggio:

↳ Wendy del Formaggio @6:05
If anyone wants to sign up for VT-Alert, go here: vem.vermont.gov...
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:06pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

good evening Mark Hurst, Station Manager Ken, and all!!!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:06pm
moviebuff:

happy six years king!!!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:07pm
Wendy del Formaggio:

Congratulations, Mark! This show is such a mitzvah.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:07pm
Franco Twinkie:

Whoa!
  6:07pm
chresti:

There’s a gigantic hurricane off the east coast?
  6:07pm
wenzo:

Howdee
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:08pm
joe mulligan:

I love pestering my tech industry friends with techtonic quotes and discussion topics
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:08pm
moviebuff:

mark's mode of celebration would be
a show on disaster alerts
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:08pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

To help invigorate the AM radio band, maybe WFMU can find a transmitter and frequency available nearby. 📻
  6:09pm
Rolando:

Over the years I’ve grown fond of Ken and his peculiarities
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:09pm
Webhamster Henry:

This show has a corresponding message forum, Creative Good Forum, which you can signup for (and pay for so you don't need to be subject to ads and surveillance). forum.creativegood.com
Avatar 🤖 6:09pm
herb.nyc:

Disaster alerts- comedian Steven Wright said “the news says there’s a water shortage. I woke up yesterday and turned on the tap. Went to work. Came home. Water still there”. (Ya gotta say it like he’d say it). Happy 6th!!! Mark, you’ve told us so much. Thx.
  6:10pm
listener annie:

i LOVE you uys for this....
  6:11pm
Rolando:

Enrusting alerts to the purposes of man leaves us with one option and that is for it to go completely wrong
  6:11pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

The Pentagon is not in Washington DC .
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:12pm
Webhamster Henry:

I wasn't watching cable TV, I was looking out the window.
Avatar 🤖 6:12pm
herb.nyc:

Wow. Never thought about that. 9/11 had no Disaster Alert
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:12pm
joe mulligan:

how bout that tsunami alert false alarm in Hawaii a couple years back. a friend of mine thought his life was over
  6:12pm
GC in Pk Slp:

Also germane: today is 50th anniversary of the overthrow of the democratic elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile. Allende was preparing to convene the other South American nations for a regional plan to Democratize technology in the region. The idea was to break the near-monopolistic yoke of the corporate tech companies such as ITT Corp. Efforts like these clearly provoked the hostility of govts, spooks, and corps in the USA and the first world. Some clear relevance to issues discussed on this show.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:12pm
joe mulligan:

↳ herb.nyc @6:12
crazy!!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:13pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

When there's a hurricane, firestorm or flood going on, that would also seem to be self-evident.
  6:13pm
Sam:

I hate those emergency alert system tests so much, I always turn the radio off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm
dale:

real radios have conelrad symbols.

i thought the alarms weren't set off because they didn't want people going INLAND, where they would normally go in a tidal wave.
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dday:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:03
Hi, I serviced the fire alarm systems (Simplex) at VA Tech in the late 90's when I worked for Edwards Corp. as a National Service Technician. What co. did you work for?
I believe the campus had "blue buttons" around the facility back as far as when i was there.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:15pm
joe mulligan:

↳ Sam @6:13
i always have a minor freakout when I hear an EBS/EAS alert in the middle/without hearing it's just a test
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Persimmon:

Ken and Mark can you provide a link to the FCC press release about 9/11 and the EAS? I can't find it.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:15pm
-жеи:

↳ dale @6:14
That was the sirens
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm
Phillippe:

great topic
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:16pm
joe mulligan:

↳ dale @6:14
I heard that too, didn't want ppl to go to the hills. at least that was the state's/city's excuse
  6:16pm
That Guy:

Is misinformation code for lies?
Because if it is, seems like that in itself is obfuscation.
It's extremely obvious what happened in maui
Wink wink
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm
dale:

↳ -жеи @6:15
ah!
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dday:

Larger scale disasters can be pretty fluid so I can see lots of conflicting warning info.
  6:17pm
chresti:

We get weather alerts on the phone-warnings about heavy rains and flooding
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm
melinda:

hello friends!
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joe mulligan:

↳ chresti @6:17
that's crazy hearing those WEAs while in the subway or a crowded place
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:18pm
Webhamster Henry:

↳ dday @6:14
It's been acquired, now part of this Techtonic-relevant company: www.onsolve.com
  6:18pm
listener annie:

hi melinda!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm
dale:

i was listening to a right wing show on shortwave and the host claimed that the fires were allowed to burn so it would be a corporate land grab when people who couldn't afford to rebuild would move on. sounds really paranoid but also very plausible.
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joe mulligan:

↳ dale @6:19
not that far out of the question!
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dday:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:18
Not sure what you mean by "Techtonic relevant"
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:22pm
Webhamster Henry:

The resilience of the company I worked for was due to its multi-modal system for immediate notification: texts, robot phone calls, email and the Blackberry network, which was independent of the usual phone-based SMS.
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dday:

an inyteresting article about the Maui fire:

www.civilbeat.org...
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dday:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:22
Got it thanks
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:23pm
Webhamster Henry:

↳ dday @6:21
That means it's proudly using AI to help provide its services.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:25pm
joe mulligan:

could someone please post the five points she mentioned?
Avatar 6:26pm
dday:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:23
All tech has good & bad sides. It's up to us to make use of the good side. Back when I was in the game there was no AI. Cell relay services were just starting to take off. I'm retired 15 years now
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:28pm
Webhamster Henry:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:22
Our approach to the "Think straight in an emergency" situation was to have pre made plans and access to government forms for reporting and applying for FEMA aid etc, which would get sent out as part of the particular kind of alert to designated people who could do something about it.
  6:28pm
That Guy:

↳ dale @6:19
6uild 6ack 6etter dale
Shhhh
  6:30pm
Marie in Queens:

note the differences--republican vs democratic appointees (in this case)
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:31pm
joe mulligan:

it still seems a bit random who is competent or horrible at these jobs; are any of those roles elected?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm
dan in wisconsin:

Not to get conspiratorial here, but frankly, I’d be much more concerned with the “human error” of the various intelligence agencies like the CIA and Mossad, their failures to give proper advanced warnings.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:33pm
joe mulligan:

I have one of those emergency weather radios that is always talking in those robotic voices. i call it the doomsday machine and keep it in my basement
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm
dale:

↳ joe mulligan @6:33
noaa channel should be on every radio. car, home, etc.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:36pm
joe mulligan:

↳ dale @6:34
agreed! and a promotional campaign of some sort to find your local station
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:36pm
Webhamster Henry:

Having the right kind of text for each kind of message medium (in many languages and ALS...) is definitely a problem if you can't pre-template it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm
milkis:

Where do mesh networks fit into this conversation? I remember them being used to great effect during the protests in Egypt
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:38pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

For the young people, maybe there should be an emoji-based warning system.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:38pm
Webhamster Henry:

Anything that requires electricity is kind of vulnerable.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:39pm
joe mulligan:

there's also those hand-crank Grundig short-wave radios
  6:39pm
queems:

just got a text from my mom saying that all of the phones in her conference seminar just got a flash flood warning and went off at the same time
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:39pm
Webhamster Henry:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:38
I have a hand-crankable radio here...
  6:41pm
That Guy:

Ummm
A giant fire is in the area, RUN.......
Wowser, that is super hard to figure out what to say!!!!
You are so right!!!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:41pm
joe mulligan:

↳ That Guy @6:41
run where?
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dday:

↳ joe mulligan @6:31
This is NEMSA's guide (downloadable). As I remember 1989 - 2014 EMS positions in NJ were all appointed. Their agencies had to be part of NEMSA in order to apply for Emergency Funds through the Federal Govt. It may or may not be different now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm
dale:

that panasonic boom box (boob toob box) is awesome. all anyone needs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm
milkis:

I think the sirens aren't the thing to get super-mad at. Probably should have gone off but the fire started up country and moved down. Sending people running the wrong way could be a concern if it's so smoky, you don't know where to go...
  6:43pm
queems:

they better keep it, how am i supposed to listen to the mets radio broadcast without am radio in my car
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:44pm
Franco Twinkie:

I would like to ripped Tesla out of AM radio.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:44pm
joe mulligan:

↳ dday @6:42
thank you!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:44pm
Webhamster Henry:

Obviously, emergency services should override the Autonomous cars and use them to honk their horns in a specifically trained pattern throughout the affected area. /s
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:44pm
Bas NL:

Radio is wireless..
  6:45pm
That Guy:

↳ joe mulligan @6:41
Hmmmm
Let's see... the other way? Into the middle of the street where it's perfectly unburnt? Oprah's property?
Actually you're right, it's pointless to even bring it up
You win
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm
Tommy in Neversink:

I wish they would keep putting CD players in cars
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm
melinda:

↳ Tommy in Neversink @6:45
Me too
  6:45pm
Dean:

Don't run to Oprah's property. It was damaged in the Montecito flooding.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:46pm
joe mulligan:

↳ That Guy @6:45
I'm just saying sometimes it's tricky
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:46pm
Folsom:

↳ That Guy @6:45
NYT daily had an interview with someone that barely made it to the ocean, there was literally no where to run.
Avatar 6:47pm
dday:

↳ Tommy in Neversink @6:45
Yes
  6:47pm
Rolando:

Last time we had gatekeepers / shepherds they locked guests in the lower decks of a famous ship,

I just don’t trust the Babylonian towers to disperse honest, truthful information, intended to benefit everyone equally and evenly across the ‘impact’ zone without biases.

Remembering full well that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The last lockdown is a great example of the misuse of top down authority.

Before long it’ll become a requirement to be connected to some sort of alert system, ….. and so it goes …
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:47pm
Webhamster Henry:

WEA is the successor of the tech that was around when I was doing this. It's sent directly from the cell tower to every connected device in the cell range.
  6:48pm
chresti:

CHP uses twitter for missing persons alerts
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:49pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

I'm a big proponent to keep all radio and TV broadcasts accessible
💯 📻📡
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:49pm
joe mulligan:

↳ chresti @6:48
I hate twitter lately but do like the real-time searchability.. i.e. once I was in Peru and there was an earthquake.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm
dale:

tried calling our fire department during mornings of irene and lee in hopes of a basement pump out. you had to call 911 and leave a message, and this was at four in the morning. kind of scary to call 911 and just leave a message and hope they get back to you.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
Webhamster Henry:

The social media algorithms need to make sure an emergency message is not buried in ads and other feed-junk.
  6:50pm
Rolando:

The more important issue is how to assess the aftermath of damage and help the traditional owners of the land, the rightful deed holders to rebuild and replace their homes and life savings.
  6:50pm
That Guy:

↳ joe mulligan @6:46
You are so right
Better to do nothing
Definitely completely natural fires. So it's like natural selection anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
dale:

↳ Will thee Sound Guy @6:49
the atsc3 television standard that is long overdue can presently be scrambled behind a pay wall by the broadcasters who are up to date with it.
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joe mulligan:

↳ That Guy @6:50
that's def not what i'm saying.
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dday:

↳ joe mulligan @6:44
You are welcome. I was a NICET Level 4 fire systems technician, meaning I could do all fire / emergency notification system related work from simple service & inspection to submitting bids for public bid contracts for same to engineering system drawings for any type of structure nationwide.
  6:52pm
Tony:

↳ chresti @6:48
I've noticed recently when I look at someone's page on Twitter it doesn't put the most recent posts on top any more but it seems to sort them by the most likes. This would seem to make it useless for an emergency or other situation where you need to get real-time updates.
  6:52pm
Sam:

If you’re going to make Zuck pay for your country’s news, it is fair for him to say no.
  6:52pm
That Guy:

Sorry joe that was for dale
  6:52pm
Rolando:

Of course they want to remove AM radio it’s the one last vestiges pure in your face independence and defiance.

Have we forgotten radio Carolina in the United Kingdom or radio Luxembourg?
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:52pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

↳ dale @6:51
I believe that
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:53pm
joe mulligan:

↳ That Guy @6:52
no sweat thanks for the clarification
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm
melinda:

S-show lol
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McGroovey:

In my small hometown there's a volunteer fire department, and when there's an emergency, the fire department siren goes off. One boat means there's an emergency in s neighboring turf, and firemen should go listen to their 2-way radios for more info. I think 4 blasts is a local fire (or ambulance call, if the fire department has an ambulance).

If there's a local emergency that more people than the firemen may need to respond to, the siren just keeps going. There's no local radio, so you have to stay calling people if you don't have an emergency scanner or if you aren't a fireman with a 2-way radio. Some people who aren't firemen have scanners. And there's a scanner app for smartphones now.

But my point is, the nature of the event can be encoded in the emergency siren itself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm
chresti:

↳ joe mulligan @6:49
I do nøt use twtter for alerts (or anything), I get alerts via phone that has a link to twitter
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dk50b:

The looming flaw in relying primarily on broadcast radio is the growing percentage of youngins who don't ever listen to that medium.
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joe mulligan:

↳ chresti @6:53
smart! good to keep a layer away
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Folsom:

The guy on the daily was still getting burned after getting on some rocks in the ocean, there was so many embers in the air.
  6:55pm
willjfield:

fwiw, the Netherlands just started a government mastodon server. Certainly doesn't address many of the issues discussed here but I think it's a good step forward from private corporate channels - fediversereport.com...
  6:55pm
Sam:

Go in the shallow part of the water
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:55pm
Webhamster Henry:

Disaster capitalists could also raise the kraken of AI bots to make the kind of mayhem that's profitable for them mixed in with legit emergency advice on social media.
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joe mulligan:

↳ Sam @6:55
in the north harbor lahaina there there are ladders that only go right to the deep parts. the south side of the harbor has a beach tho. I surfed both spots last august
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm
lazy pierogi:

disturbing and informative. thank you mark, ken, and jeanette!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Mark, -жеи & Jeannette. If all else fails, don't look up!
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Webhamster Henry:

Her site: www.thewarnroom.com
  6:57pm
P-90:

Thanks Jeanette and gentlemen
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dday:

↳ McGroovey @6:53
I live in a very small town that covers a lot of acreage (rural). All volunteer services which are really hurting both in recruitment of new people & finances. The local comm. center can be monitored via this service (if you don't have your own scanner). One thing is many people don't know about these services or can't be bothered ever checking them out : www.broadcastify.com
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:58pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

Thank you Mark, Ken, and Jeannette!!!
be well everyone!!!
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joe mulligan:

wonderful and smart show, thanks everyone!
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moviebuff:

i feel like history has taught us that disasters *are* natural, but also...are there any truly safe places to live anymore? don't think this is an excuse for our weak systems
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dale:

↳ dk50b @6:53
a good argument for giving the kids today a plushpet or flavoradio and a package of c batteries.
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Webhamster Henry:

Great show!
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dday:

Man it was pouring in mid-town Manhattan while I was watching the news earlier
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dk50b:

To say humans are where they shoudn't be is true when Fedral indsurance pays to replace structres built in known hazard zones. OTOH, humans have lived near major bodies of water forever, and locally since Manhattan was acquired from a tribe that didn't really have authority since 1614.
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Rolando:

Preach it !! Mark, now you’re talking. Micro content microblogging is a wonderful blessing. If only we could learn to use it properly with kindness and generosity and compassion to one another, with the intention of helping and blessing, instead cursing and hurting
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Bas NL:

Thanks Mark, Ken, Jeannette!
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chresti:

Thanks Mark and Ken and Jeanette!
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Rolando:

Australia did the same thing
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listener annie:

great show tonight!
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Teknishun:

The AM radio doesn't interfere with the car's electronics, it's the other way around. The car's electronics interfere with the AM radio.
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