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.
THE SIRENS SERVE TWO PURPOSES:
- A SHORT HIGH/LOW CYCLIC TONE, REPEATED TWICE, IS USED TO CALL OUT FIRE FIGHTERS 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.
If a 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 klzr.org/extras/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.
Ultimately, YOU are RESPONSIBLE for YOUR own SAFETY during an EMERGENCY!
Be alert and mindful of weather conditions and warnings in your area!