Letter: Helpful hints at sounding alarm

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A May 6 Columbian story reported “Folks without landlines may be out of loop: Emergency notices go to VoIP or cellphones only if they’re registered,” in regards to the Clark Regional Emergency Service.

Here are a few of my suggestions about how to notify residents of an emergency: Ring a bell loudly. Sirens work well. At night, flares are used. There are countless ways that we have communicated danger to the community in the past.

Now we’ll probably need to hire some firm from out of state to do a study, probably need to vote on whatever they come up with and then the Supreme Court will make a call, then repeal it.

Come to think of it, how about a man/woman on horseback, riding around the neighborhood hollering? That worked once.

Robert Shelfer

Vancouver