Aly

Johnson City, TN

#1 Feb 7, 2013
What was the sirens/alarms for about 9:30-10 this morning. We are new to the area and I wasn't sure if we had a tornado or attack coming lol.
Josh

Niota, TN

#2 Feb 7, 2013
I heard the crazy sirens this morning too. I thought a house was being raided because after the sirens,a voice over the bull horn was saying something. I looked outside but didn't see anything. Did anyone else hear this and anyone have a clue what happened?
no worries

Johnson City, TN

#3 Feb 7, 2013
I believe that the local news reported there would be a test of the emergency systems at ETSU today. This is done on a regular basis and they alert the media ahead of time. Welcome to JC.
Aly

Johnson City, TN

#4 Feb 7, 2013
The voice is what got me. Thats when I thought we had trouble. Thanks no worries, next time I hear them I want expect a bomb or invasion lol. Got to love the city.
Josh

Niota, TN

#5 Feb 7, 2013
It wasn't an ETSU siren. My house is located on N. North st and the sounds were coming from either down the road or off Barton. It wasn't normal sirens either. It was the sound from a few police cars when they make quick alerts and someone over the intercom telling someone something. It was really unusual. I have been checking out the news topics to see if it were a raid but nothing turned up so far. I'll post here if I figure out what exactly it was Aly.
Aly

Johnson City, TN

#6 Feb 7, 2013
Thanks Josh. I live on Barton but didnt see anything around. Ill check back often to see if you heard anything...in the meantime ill keep searching. Like I said we just moved here and I have never heard anything like this.
Josh

Knoxville, TN

#7 Feb 7, 2013
Well. No worries was right. I was wrong. It was the tornado warning aaaaaaaalll the way from ETSU! I asked around and looked it up on YouTube. We heard an emergency test. It did sound like it was right in our backyard.

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