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Old 03-05-2020, 12:59 PM
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Get a Midland weather alert radio-cheap & it works
We have 2 such radios, one running on electricity, the other being a crank-up types. We listen to them all through any worrisome storms. Peace out.
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Old 03-05-2020, 01:27 PM
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welcome to TV.. The Villages do
not even have golf course lightning alert systems...sad so very sad..
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Old 03-05-2020, 02:55 PM
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welcome to TV.. The Villages do
not even have golf course lightning alert systems...sad so very sad..
They're called Rangers.
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Old 03-05-2020, 03:29 PM
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welcome to TV.. The Villages do
not even have golf course lightning alert systems...sad so very sad..
The VCDD is probably under the impression that adults, most adults that is, have enough common sense to come in out of the rain, and wind, and threatening skies, and lightening. The only thing an alarm siren would fo for the few remaining numbskulls still on the course would be to take somewhat responsibility and liability for their safety.
But there are those that don't know any better...sad so very sad.
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Old 03-05-2020, 04:30 PM
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I just moved to TV last December and have never been through storm season here. After seeing the terrible devastation in Tennessee the other night, I am wondering what storm alert system is in place in TV. If a severe storm or tornado approaches in the middle of the night, is there some kind of alert system that would likely wake us up to the approaching danger?
Dont rely on tv satellite and cable can and do go out curing bad weather and you can lose power .Get a battery powered noaa weather radio
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Old 03-05-2020, 07:46 PM
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welcome to TV.. The Villages do
not even have golf course lightning alert systems...sad so very sad..
And the reason is liability...... it’s up to the individual to take responsibility for getting themselves to safety..... if a dumazz decides to continue to play during a thunder/lightning storm well , that’s their problem......

Should a course decide to implement an alert system, then they would be responsible to send someone out to make sure everyone leaves the course ...... that ain’t gonna happen here !!!!
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:09 PM
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I see you have the fake tornado pic too i fell for it too
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:13 PM
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Buy a strikealert lightning detector its the size of a pager and it works i have one .
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:20 PM
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Depending on a cellphone during severe weather is suicidal a tower goes down so does your service
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Old 03-06-2020, 09:12 AM
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I see you have the fake tornado pic too i fell for it too
If you are referring to the photo I attached along with the damage photos, I had it enlarged at CVS a few days after the Tornado, it was taken near the cell tower between Caroline and Mallory Hills.
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Old 03-06-2020, 09:29 PM
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Thanks to everyone for your thoughtful and very helpful replies. Based on recommendations here I ordered a Midland RW400 which seems to be the best fit for me.

Now I hope I never have a need for it.
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Old 03-07-2020, 07:21 PM
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If you have an Amazon Echo, you can now program it to give you instant weather alerts. A new feature that was added just a few days ago.
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Old 03-08-2020, 01:58 PM
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To be glib about it, yeah, you'd hear a "freight train" coming at you within a couple minutes.
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