I almost peed…

So every 1230 pm on Wednesday, there is a flood siren that sounds and then follows with “Warning. This is a test.” Blah blah blah. And EVERY Wednesday at 1230, if I’m out getting lunch or running errands, it scares the crap out of me. It’s not bad if you are inside a building because then it’s muffled. But watch out if your are outdoors and happen to be near one. I almost peed myself today when getting Subway.
These sirens were installed after the flood of 2010 in New Braunfels. Typical dry summer and out of nowhere there’s a torrential downpour in this small town. The rivers could not hold all of the water, the ground was too dry to soak it all up. Just bad news all around. It was the worst flood in 12 years and caused a lot of damaged. Because of this, they installed these sirens to warn residents that the river levels are raising faster than expected. Some people were trapped while others woke up to water in their houses. These sirens will hopefully save lives & warn people to get out when they can. Even though I’ve lived here for 18 months, they still catch me off guard every Wednesday. Lunch, anyone??
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