Johnstown Tornado Siren TEST scheduled for 6/24 at 1pm

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**AS OF 1:54pm 6/24 TESTING IS COMPLETE**

The Town of Johnstown has a scheduled tornado siren TEST for Thursday, June 24 at 1pm for all neighborhood sirens, weather permitting.

 

Testing Results - 6/24/2021

Johnstown, CO - June 24, 2021 - Testing Results: The Town had Public Works and Police Department personnel at every siren to confirm functionality. The CLEARVIEW SIREN did not go off, which alerted us to a mechanical problem and an electrician immediately assessed the issue. The mechanical part that the CLEARVIEW SIREN needs for functionality to return, has been ordered and will be fitted in the coming weeks. A very brief isolated test of that siren will happen following the repair and more information with a date/time will be provided just prior to that happening. Thank you for your cooperation. 

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Testing Announcement - 6/14/2021

Johnstown, CO - June 14, 2021 - The Town of Johnstown has coordinated the repair of the Pioneer Ridge tornado siren and the testing of all Johnstown tornado sirens for June 24 at 1pm, weather permitting. Testing has been coordinated with Weld County Office of Emergency Management and area emergency responders have been notified of the test. The duration of each test will be 3 minutes and will occur through all Johnstown siren locations: Thompson River Ranch, Johnstown Reservoir (East area), Historic Downtown, Clearview, and Pioneer Ridge.

If weather for June 24 is overcast, then the testing will be CANCELLED and rescheduled on a date to be announced by the Town of Johnstown. 

**Testing for June 24 is possible to occur 3 times as a result of repairs: at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The hope is that the siren will only need to be sounded once.**

For more information call Johnstown Police Department 970-587-5555.

 

 

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Emergency Weather Resources

Town of Johnstown Tornado Sirens
Sirens are activated through partnership between the Town of Johnstown and Weld County Office of Emergency Management. The purpose of tornado sirens are as one source of emergency communications for those working/playing outside. Johnstown Police Department recommends signing up for multiple forms of emergency communication; find more tools below.

Weld County
CodeRed Alerts: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF9B9A570C0B
Office of Emergency Management: https://www.weldgov.com/Government/Departments/Office-of-Emergency-Management 

Larimer County
Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (aka NoCoAlert): https://leta911.org/
Office of Emergency Management: https://www.larimer.org/emergency

Other Resources
National Weather Service (Boulder): https://www.weather.gov/bou/
NWS Boulder on Twitter and Facebook @NWSBoulder
Emergency Alert System (EAS) is used mostly for weather and Amber Alerts. Make sure that you phone has enabled location services and these alerts so that they are able to come through to your device. Click for more information

Tornado Safety Quick Tips

  • Go to a safe shelter immediately, such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar or a small interior room on the lowest level of a sturdy building.
  • Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls.
  • Do not go under an overpass or bridge. You’re safer in a low, flat location.
  • Watch out for flying debris that can cause injury or death.

More: https://www.ready.gov/tornadoeshttps://www.weather.gov/safety/tornadohttps://www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/tornadosafety/index.html

 

 

Contact:

Jamie Desrosier, Communications Manager

jdesrosier@townofjohnstown.com

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