Florida Key’s New Emergency Warning Sirens

Is this the Florida Keys newest tourist attraction? Maybe not, but it is one of the Florida Keys newest additions! But what is it?

From out of nowhere I could see it rising above the surrounding trees, it can’t be a power pole it’s too tall. Getting out of my car and walking towards the sky-scrapping pole my neck and eyes peered upward to what appeared to be a super-sized speaker. (seen below in a super close-up photo)

Using myself as a gauge (seen above), I can tell that this stands nearly 52′ tall into the Florida sky. At its base a sign reads: ‘WHEN YOU HEAR THIS EMERGENCY WARNING SIREN, TUNE TO YOUR LOCAL RADIO OR TV STATION AT ONCE FOR INFORMATION’.  Awesome, except for one thing, who is it going to warn… the gators! 🙂 This siren points out into the Everglades on a road where no one lives for miles and as you can see by the photo nothing what so ever around.

You can find this ‘Emergency Waring Siren’ in the middle of nowhere at the mouth of the Florida Keys. At Mile Marker 127.6 on US-1 turn onto Card Sound Road and head east where you’ll see not one but two sirens at .6 miles and another at 3.5 miles, both will be on your left. (sorry, there’s no mile markers on this road)

    

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