Wouldn’t it be nice if the ACT GovCo spent some tax payer dollars on something useful… in my opinion, bizarre statues of obese naked men reading books on city walk, are not that useful.
The new mobile phone alert system has many flaws, the primary ones being someone who doesn’t have a mobile phone, or whose phone battery is flat, or simply off, someone who doesn’t speak english, or someone who cant read, someone who’s out of range, will not be immediately aware of an impending disaster if a text message is sent to their phone.
The question has to be asked, why has the fairly simple setup of mechanical civil defence/air raid/storm warning (call them what you will) sirens, activated by encrypted radio signals, apparently not been considered as part of a new system in the ACT? The US has thousands of such sirens which are used for tornado and storm warnings. The ACT would only need a handful to cover almost the whole population of the Territory. It’s difficult not to hear them, and when activated could simply mean, get to a radio/TV for more information about the impending disaster.
What are your thoughts?
An actual tornado warning in Chicago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0m1BN4ZmAQ