Saving our Sirens from decommissioning and ultimate dismantling is important because it is our lives, the residents and visitors, at stake. In a Tsunami situation we have the right to simple, universal warning. They want to replace our sirens with Airplane loudspeakers, reverse 911 calls, text messages and social media. However our median age range for the County is over 40 and many of these are Seniors who the Commissioners expect to have cell phones, internet service and also counting on them being able to use these efficiently. Also, there are many places on our Coast where we are lacking in cell phone service, two coastal communities right on the beach have no cell phone service at all. In the case of vacationers and visitors, there is no way the County could even know their phone numbers or when they would be here for the reverse 911 to work. I would also like to add that we live in a very poor economical area and many of the residents cannot afford the luxury of internet or cell phone service. This is just wrong in so many ways. What our Commissioners are planning for is the great big earthquake, a 9.0 to be exact and our warning would be the shaking. Now, in that case, they are correct, once the shaking is over, get out and head to high ground. But what they are not thinking about is a lower grade earthquake or even another Tsunami generating scenario such as an under the Ocean Volcano or Landslide. Please help us to help make them realize that a siren is universal tool in disaster warning and needs no explanation to residents or visitors; you hear a siren, you run. It is simple. Thank you for your help! We have started a facebook page called SOS Tillamook County and the link is: https://www.facebook.com/SOSTillamookCounty
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