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Arlington to Test Outdoor Warning System

by ARLnow.com October 26, 2011 at 9:45 am 2,338 14 Comments

Update on 10/27/11 — Arlington OEM advises that the outdoor warning testing may take place a bit later than 10:00 a.m.

Arlington County will be testing its outdoor warning system at 10:00 tomorrow morning, according to the Arlington Office of Emergency Management.

The warning system — those sirens you might hear once in a while — was last tested in May.

It’s unclear if tomorrow’s test will be county-wide or concentrated in a specific area.

  • Chris Slatt

    ArlNow: re-posting Arlington Alerts for fun and profit.

    • Not everybody subscribes to Arlington Alerts. Also, when we don’t post this kind of thing, we start getting questions when the sirens start blaring.

      • And those of us who don’t subscribe appreciate that you do post this kind of information.

        • Bluemontsince1961

          Ditto, MyHood! ARLnow, you do a great job in posting this kind of information and it is very much appreciated.

        • Josh S

          Thank you for posting this information. All to easy to miss an email in the regular *delete*delete*delete* routine…..

    • Clizzledizzle

      What is “Arlington Alerts”?

      • Chris Slatt

        Arlington’s emergency communications system – you can sign-up to get emails or text messages from the County.

        There are various options so you can tweak what kinds of messages you want to get where. Everything from traffic alerts (xxxx St currently closed due to an accident) to weather (Tornado warning issued until xxxx) to bizarro (raw sewage released into Four Mile Run).


  • Warning!

    Increasing taxes and fees approaching! A storm of crime and wasteful County programs has hit! Take cover now or seek shelter in Fairfax County!

    • Carl

      Smug Alert

    • drax

      Yet you don’t live in Fairfax County, do you?

      • Josh S

        Mother Theresa herself could be running Arlington govenment and this guy (or others) would complain.

        • Zoning Victim

          It must be true, because I know you and drax would be complaining.

          • CW

            Says the person whose screen name is a complaint.

          • Zoning Victim

            Haha, actually, it’s a statement. I wasn’t complain about people complaining. I was having a laugh over how much my liberal friends would hate it if a nun ran the county.


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