Emergency warning sirens
Testing begins April 6
Starting on Monday, April 6th seasonal siren testing will begin in Lyons. The test is the first of the monthly emergency audible siren tests, which take place each year on the first Monday of each month from April through August. The audible siren tests will occur twice on each testing day, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., on April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6 and August 3. Siren tests ensure that all systems and procedures are working properly during the season of peak flood danger and is in no way related to COVID-19.
The annual siren testing is a good reminder for community members to sign up for emergency alerts at www.BoCo911alert.com. This system allows all community members in Boulder County and all cities within the county to be notified of emergency situations in a variety of ways including on their cell phone, home and work phones and by text messaging and e-mail.
Community members are encouraged to review their own emergency preparedness plans and discuss what they would do in the event of a flash flood or other emergency. For more information about personal preparedness, visit www.ReadyColorado.com.