I think a siren warning system in Howard County is needed. Carroll County has a siren warning system to warn its citizens of weather emergencies. I have written to the Howard County government suggesting this, but it has fallen on deaf ears. Hurricane season is coming. We've had tornadoes. People are not always near a computer to get alerts, nor does everyone have a cellphone on which to get alerts.

It is time for Howard County to step up further to protect its citizens. And while we're talking about it, what is Howard County doing to adhere to the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act of 2006 to allow its citizens to go to shelters knowing their pets have a place to be? Come on, Howard County, step up to help your citizens.

Brenda G. Kaufman

Ellicott City


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