THERE ARE TWO WARNING
SIRENS IN CUSTER COUNTY. ONE IS LOCATED IN WETMORE AT THE COUNTY SHOP THE
OTHER IS LOCATED IN WESTCLIFFE AT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE.
SIRENS SERVE TWO PURPOSES:
A SHORT HIGH/LOW CYCLIC
TONE, REPEATED TWICE, IS USED TO CALL OUT FIRE FIGHTER TO SERVICE.
A LONG SOLID TONE IS USED
TO ALERT CITIZENS OF IMMINENT DANGER WARNING SIREN-
The WARNING SIREN will be
used specifically for weather ‘WARNINGS”, not the less severe weather
“WATCH”. According to the National Weather Service, a WATCH means a specific type of bad weather is possible during the next
few hours, while a WARNING means that type of
weather has been observed, or is expected soon.
Weather Warning is issued for the Westcliffe/Silver Cliff area the Warning
Siren will sound for 3
solid minutes. At
that time citizens should take cover indoors, away from windows, in an
interior room or basement if possible. Tune to local broadcasting TV and
radio stations or go online at KWMV.org/weather. The National Weather Service will
announce details of the issued weather warning.
An ALL CLEAR tone from the siren will sound for 1 solid minute once the Weather Warning has expired.
YOU are RESPONSIBLE for YOUR own SAFETY during an EMERGENCY! Be alert and
mindful of weather conditions and warnings in your area!