Someone was continuously hacking into traffic signs in Dallas, last year, changing ordinary electronic messages into humorous lines like: “Work is Canceled — Go Back Home” and “Donald Trump Is A Shapeshifting Lizard!!”
Funny? Dumb? Vandalism? Whatever your perception of the trick is, the big Dallas hack of 2016 had one feature absolutely missing in this year’s episode, and that was tranquility.
18 minutes before it was midnight on Friday, all the 156 Dallas’s emergency weather sirens went off blaring.
The function of the sirens which is to be heard by anybody trapped outdoors in a tornado or wild storm blared from the newspaper columnist, Robert Wilonsky’s house in the north to the southern reaches of Oak Cliff. The 1.3 million residents were annoyed, terrified or amused as the sirens roared for about an hour and a half.
In that region of Texas, the sirens have become a part of a spring feature, which sometimes witnesses whirlwinds travel past office towers, and were three tornadoes approached a few days’ earlier as reported by the Dallas Morning News.