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County to Test Outdoor Warning System in Courthouse

by ARLnow.com October 21, 2010 at 12:50 pm 1,662 2 Comments

Arlington County will be testing its outdoor warning system speaker system in Courthouse this afternoon.

The county says people in the Courthouse area may hear “loud horns and/or a test message” between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

  • Teyo

    Is that what those speakers are for? I’ve never figured out why they’re there. There are some in Rosslyn at Wilson and Ft Myer and also in Pentagon City at Hayes and 12th. What kind of warning are they for?

  • David

    They’re for sudden emergencies like tornadoes, 9/11 type stuff, etc. Unlike the old style sirens, a recorded or live message could be broadcast to tell you what to and where to go. You may notice that they’re intentionally located in areas with high pedestrian traffic.


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