Okay, I’m annoyed.
There was a statewide tornado drill this morning at 9:50, to “increase tornado awareness.” Unfortunately, they didn’t do a good job of telling people it was coming, and my cable and telephone were out this morning.
So when I heard a tornado siren go off this morning, in the middle of a clear blue sky, I was Not Happy. However, I did have the local radio on, and they didn’t have any tornado warning, so after a good long while, I figured it was just some stupid drill and didn’t sprint for the basement. And sure enough, it was a drill. There wasn’t any reason for it, because in this town we have the old Civil Defense noon siren testing on the first day of every month. So I was Not Happy.
My cable came back on a few minutes later, and I was just watching the noon local news report on the statewide tornado drill. The reporter was all SHOCKED! and HORRIFIED! that Xenia didn’t participate.
(Okay, stupid out of town reporter chick. You deal with all the PTSD attacks when they set off Xenia tornado sirens at a random time as a “drill”. You deal with all the frantic residents first, and all the angry residents afterward. Seriously, feel free to get the heck out of Dodge, if you haven’t bothered to learn the facts of life after having a news job here for more than a year!)
So at the end of the report, the anchorman says that on the evening news, there will be a statement from the Xenia city administration about why they didn’t participate. But they’re just going to say the SAME THING they say every year, which is basically that the rest of the state doesn’t have PTSD attacks when they hear the tornado siren, and that Xenia has as much tornado awareness as it could possibly need.
But instead, they are going to have a cliffhanger, so that any morons out there who don’t know the facts of Xenia life will think badly of the town’s tornado awareness.
I expect better of this particular local news station, so I suspect it’s all the stupid reporter chick’s idea. But in that case, it’s a bad idea, and they shouldn’t have let her do it.