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Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:07 pm

I drove through St. Bernard today and noticed that the Thunderbolt 1000 on top of St. Bernard Elmwood Place Elementary that I recorded back in April of 2010 has been removed, fortunately. They must be getting ready to demolish the old elementary school. I'm relieved that the siren was not demolished with the building. I just hope that the Thunderbolt on top of Macy's at the Tri-County Mall will be removed before it is demolished, as well as any other old siren that is on top of a building that is set for demolition.

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Re: Cincinnati Metropolitan Area Sirens

Thu Mar 07, 2024 1:46 am

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Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:07 pm
I drove through St. Bernard today and noticed that the Thunderbolt 1000 on top of St. Bernard Elmwood Place Elementary that I recorded back in April of 2010 has been removed, fortunately. They must be getting ready to demolish the old elementary school. I'm relieved that the siren was not demolished with the building. I just hope that the Thunderbolt on top of Macy's at the Tri-County Mall will be removed before it is demolished, as well as any other old siren that is on top of a building that is set for demolition.
Were you able to look around for it at all, or is it completely gone off the site?
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Thu Mar 07, 2024 11:16 am

I didn't see it. School was letting out at the time and I couldn't get a good look with all the traffic. The city garage is down the street, they may have taken it there. I will message the local siren installer later to see if he knows anything about it

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Fri Mar 08, 2024 2:29 am

While the Thunderbolt on this building was removed over 10 years ago, I just thought I would let you all know that Whitaker Elementary School is scheduled to begin demolition in May. Right now, the expectation is that a new residential development will likely be built on the property.
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Sun Mar 10, 2024 4:18 am

A couple years back, I shared a blurry 1950s photo of the Whitaker with the Thunderbolt visible back when it used to have a long stand pipe. Well somebody shared with me this yearbook cover with different photos of the building under construction when major renovations were done in the late 90s, and it includes a much clearer image of the Thunderbolt! So not too long after this, the siren was given a short standpipe and painted gray.
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Wed Mar 13, 2024 2:56 pm

A little bit of an update for those interested: Harveysburg's 4/5 Thunderbolt 1000T got a new blower motor and works fine. The blower was reported to not be working properly in January.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Mr. Werden fixed the 1000T. He's fixed those ThunderBolts up there several times.
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Wed May 08, 2024 2:09 am

Well, tornado warning that includes part of Hamilton County tonight… and it was very interesting, several minutes after the warning was issued before any sirens were activated, and it sounds like they were all being activated in phases! I heard several distant sirens before any near me went off, and still heard several after those near me shut off. This is my first time hearing them from my new house (living independently now, moved out of parents’ house recently) and will be posting a video I took!
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Wed May 08, 2024 2:40 am

Warren County's went off within 5 minutes of the warning being sent out. That's pretty quick despite being an all call system.
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Wed May 08, 2024 2:43 am

I had to open my window to hear distant sirens. I live near the Diamond Oaks campus and did not hear the siren located there. The weird part is this morning, I heard it growl. It must of failed last Wednesday's test and they were working on it. I guess they will have to work on it again.

I may have realized something, I may have just been out of the warning area, and that is the reason why the siren didn't sound.
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Re: Cincinnati Metropolitan Area Sirens

Wed May 08, 2024 3:09 am

Here's a thread with my videos from tonight:

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