As tornado season approaches, the Town would like to remind residents of steps they can take to stay safe should a tornado hit.Spring months in Colorado are known for their severe storms. Severe weather can include tornados, hail, high winds and lightning. Because weather can move into the area very rapidly, it is important for citizens to be aware of and alert to the possibility of these events.Tornado sirens, better known as outdoor warning systems, are designed for one purpose – to alert people who are outdoors of potential tornadoes. We do not have tornado sirens in Douglas County – since the occurrence of tornados in our county is very low and the cost is prohibitive (approximately $30 million for just the initial installation). In addition, the local terrain impacts the effectiveness of sirens. Preparedness begins with the individual. Follow the steps outlined here to stay safe.Tornado Safety Tips
The Parker Police Department Office of Emergency Management offers suggestions and guidelines to help you, your friends, family and co-workers be prepared for a disaster. For more information, visit the Emergency Management section of the Police Department website at www.ParkerPolice.org. You can also call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 303.841.9800.