"The bells you hear ringing are to warn the people to evacuate the city as the Martians approach. It is estimated that in the last two hours 3,000,000 people have moved out along the roads to the north. The Hutchinson River Parkway is still kept open for motor traffic. Avoid bridges to Long Island - hopelessly jammed. All communication with Jersey shore closed ten minutes ago. Our army wiped out. This may be the last broadcast … we'll stay here to the end …"
Source : http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/war-worlds-broadcast-caos-1938-article-1.2406951