April 27th, 2006

I-55 -- LSD to STL

Don't Break This Glass

In the event of a fire, a loud alarm will (hopefully sound). In modern buildings, this alarm is accompanied by a fancy blinking light. This is a useful feature, not only so the deaf know when there is a fire alarm, but also so that one can tell a fire alarm apart from a hyperactive telephone or lawnmower (depending on whether they opted for the bell or buzzer variety of alarm when constructing the building). Additionally, it can easily be turned into a picture of the day.

Strobe of Fire
Strobe of Fire
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kamoranakrre suggests that the county consider investing in giant blinking-light technology to accompany the tornado/civil defence sirens.