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Alert system must provide citizens reliability, clarity


June 6, 2018

Like probably just about everyone in Sweet Home who had a cellphone on Tuesday, May 29, I was flummoxed when I heard that screeching noise coming off my from the device.

And, like probably just about everybody else, I was poised, ready to … wait, I didn’t know what I was supposed to do.

Instead, I scratched my head, wondering whether I should grab my guns, stand in a doorway, hide in a cellar, or run as fast as I could in some undetermined direction to escape the severe threat my phone just informed me was occurring.

Except it didn’t say what was occurring.

So, instead of fleeing,...

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