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Can't They Just Wait Until Morning? [Dec. 2nd, 2008|04:54 am]
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I've signed up for a service that will send a text message to my cell phone whenever there is a tornado or other weather related hazard in my area. We're in the middle of a terrible drought, so every night, somewhere around 4:15 am, the National Weather Service sends me a text message warning me that the dry weather here has created a fire hazard. I'm not good at falling back to sleep, so I usually wake up when the text comes through and then can't get back to sleep before 6 am when I have to get up to take G to the school bus.

I'm losing up to two hours of sleep a night from this. I'm going to have to unsubscribe to the service. It's too exhausting.
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[User Picture]From: dinahprincedaly
2008-12-02 04:20 pm (UTC)
put your phone on off so it doesn't vibrate or ring... but you still get your warning when you wake up in the morning
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-12-02 11:39 pm (UTC)
I've tried. But if someone calls me I want it to ring. But if it's on and and set to vibrate for text messages, and I ignore a message, it starts beeping.

I haven't tried really hard to fix it, but I have to do something soon, because they are sending me fire warnings almost every night.
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2008-12-03 12:43 am (UTC)

fired up

What a drag. I think your story is symbolic of information overload in general. I would either go out and water all the area so there is no longer a fire hazard or just unsubscribe until after the fire season. Perhaps there is an option to get the messages only certain hours?

Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-12-03 12:25 pm (UTC)

Re: fired up

I don't want to wait for morning if it's a tornado warning. But I'd like general warnings to be held back until morning.

I'm going to try and figure out how to contact them. This is a pilot program, so they might listen to my feedback.
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