(New York Daily News ) Those old enough are reminded of Cold War duck-and-cover drills as schools prepare.
Becky Weingartner was playing with her kids, ages 2 and 5, when the wail of an air raid siren pierced her living room, sending them racing outside in a panic.
The television had been on too loud, so she hadn't heard a megaphone announce minutes before that the Air Force was testing the sirens.
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"I ran outside, just praying that after the siren goes off that they would say, 'This was just a test,' and I could breathe easy again," said Weingartner, reached by phone in Yigo, Guam. "It's nerve-wracking to think that they would even still have to do that. And if you don't hear that it is 'just a test' before the sirens go off, the sound just chafes you to the core."