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Re: Playing an "emergency message" in preshow
Make it sound more like a news report instead:
"Experts are saying this may be the biggest tropical storm of the decade. Residents of the Gulf* area are advised to seek shelter further inland, and any ships still at sea are advised to make port and find shelter as soon as possible." etc. etc.
Also buy the hand-crank siren like Suggested suggested to really sell it.
*Assuming there's not actually a Gulf somewhere in the world. Otherwise make it a coast, bay, sea, something else.