June 28, 2011 - July 4 emergency siren tests cancelled
Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will cancel its monthly emergency warning siren tests that were originally scheduled for July 4. The monthly emergency siren tests typically take place on the first Monday of each month from April through August.
During an emergency, the sirens are used to alert residents to potential danger from a flood or other immediate threat. Siren tests ensure that all systems and procedures are working properly during the season of peak flood danger. The tests also promote public awareness of the warning sirens located throughout Boulder County.
There are more than 30 outdoor warning sirens in place across Boulder County, including in Boulder, Erie, Jamestown, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons, Marshall, Eldorado Springs and the University of Colorado at Boulder. The monthly siren tests will be issued from all locations other than Longmont (which follows a different schedule) and Louisville (which does not do audible testing).
Should Boulder County experience severe weather during a one of the planned audible tests, the siren tests for that day may be cancelled. For updated information, visit www.BoulderOEM.com.
Be prepared and sign-up to receive emergency messages
Boulder OEM encourages all residents to review you own emergency preparedness plans and discuss what you would do in the event of a flash flood or other emergency.
Individuals can also sign up for alert messages that can notify you in the event of an emergency in the vicinity of an address that you enter for your home, school or place of work. Go to www.boco911alert.com and sign up to receive emails, text messages, or calls on your business or cell phone. (Note: wired home phones, i.e. “land lines,” are already included in the alert notification system.)
Last Updated on Friday, 15 June 2012 08:20