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Please stop calling 911 about cicadas

As the plague of 17-year cicadas descends across the eastern and midwestern United States, officials in Union County, Georgia ask that residents stop calling 911 over the bugs' infernal noise. From a Union County Fire/Rescue & EMA post on Facebook:. Union County E911 is receiving multiple 911 calls for "alarms"...
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Union Co says stop the 911 calls about cicadas

We’ve been warning you for weeks: A massive swarm of cicadas are emerging from their dormant states and creating a lot of noise. Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen was in Union County, one of the areas in Georgia where Brood X is happening. Emergency officials there are asking people to stop calling 911 about the loud noise the cicadas make, which sounds like an alarm.
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County officials beg residents to stop calling 911 after confusing cicadas with loud alarms

Folks in Union County, Georgia need to spend some time in Texas, because they're experiencing quite the cicada problem, and they have no idea how to handle it. Union County officials have had to come out and caution residents to no longer call 911 about the loud noises the cicadas make, which they say many people are confusing for alarms. County officials wrote on Facebook, "Union County E911 is receiving multiple 911 calls for 'alarms' in the neighborhood. More than likely these 'alarms' are not alarms at all but a bug, Brood X."
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Georgia county begs people to stop calling 911 about cicadas

UNION COUNTY, Ga. — We’ve been warning you for weeks: A massive swarm of cicadas are emerging from their dormant states and creating a lot of noise. Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen was in Union County, one of the areas in Georgia where Brood X is happening. Emergency officials there are asking people to stop calling 911 about the loud noise the cicadas make, which sounds like an alarm.
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Georgia County Residents Call 911 After Multiple Alarms Go Off

Union County responders posted on Facebook that the alarms were coming from this year's swarm of cicadas. Their singing can sound like a car alarm and can reach 120 decibels. Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Concerned residents of Union County, Ga., have been calling 911 after hearing alarms go off in their neighborhoods. The county responders posted on Facebook that the alarms are actually coming from this year's swarm of cicadas. Their singing can sound like a car alarm that reaches 120 decibels - really loud. We've got them here in D.C. and hear it, too. If you'd been stuck underground for 17 years, you might sing your way through your new life, too. It's MORNING EDITION.