Johnstown Tornado Siren TEST scheduled for 4/26 between 11am-1pm

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Testing Announcement - TEST Scheduled for April 26, 2022

Johnstown, CO - April 19, 2022 - The Town of Johnstown has coordinated testing of all Johnstown tornado sirens for April 26, 2022 between 11am-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 the test will be no more than 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 April 26 is overcast, then the testing will be CANCELLED and rescheduled for April 28, 2022 between 11am-1pm. 

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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 Barker, Communications Manager

jbarker@johnstownco.gov

NEWS RELEASE

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Twitter: @JohnstownColo