Why does Utica insist on blasting air raid horns for no reason?

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Nov 7, 2013
 
Why??? What reason?? Every time I stay here I am bombarded with an obnoxious wall of sound. It serves no real purpose. Step into the present and stop blasting that damn horn. It is archaic,annoying,and not needed in this day and age.
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Nov 7, 2013
 
40+ years ago it made no sense to blast it at noon--makes even less sense now. But Utica is still living in 1970, so give them time.
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Nov 8, 2013
 
Or perhaps what you are hearing is the noon whistle at the brewery.
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Nov 8, 2013
 
FTW Yall wrote:
Why??? What reason?? Every time I stay here I am bombarded with an obnoxious wall of sound. It serves no real purpose. Step into the present and stop blasting that damn horn. It is archaic,annoying,and not needed in this day and age.
You could have fooled me. Utica looks like it's stuck in the 50s, it's houses are untouched since the 1800s, and the entire region looks like a bombed-out war zone.

I think it's entirely appropriate that they still do air raid sirens here.
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Nov 8, 2013
 
The fire departments still use screaming horns too there. Apparently news of the discovery of radios and cellphones hasn't reached Utica.
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What are you talking about? There is no air horns in Utica.
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Nov 8, 2013
 
FTW YALL: Oh btw, in spite of making light of your situation, I know how you feel. I lived two years in Clinton, near that damn firehouse with their siren drills and tests. Very loud, very annoying, and I never got used to it.:-(

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Moron wrote:
What are you talking about? There is no air horns in Utica.
You don't hear that infernal siren/ horn being blown multiple times a day from the fire house??? EEEERRRRGH!!! EEEEEERRRRGH!!! EEEERRRRGH !!!! It is so loud and annoying. One more unnecessary headache. I think it is just to keep people edgy. Can't see any other purpose.

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Buzzer wrote:
FTW YALL: Oh btw, in spite of making light of your situation, I know how you feel. I lived two years in Clinton, near that damn firehouse with their siren drills and tests. Very loud, very annoying, and I never got used to it.:-(
I don't know how one get used to it. It is deafening.

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