Manitou Springs to Test Emergency Siren

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Manitou Springs is conducting a full-scale test of their emergency siren tomorrow (Thursday). KRCC’s Tucker Hampson reports. 

The siren test is planned for 12:00 noon. It’ll play a high and low tone and a spoken message indicating it’s only a test.

The siren system is housed at city hall and is intended to help residents be aware of when there’s an emergency and to instruct them in what to do. The siren has specific alert messages to warn citizens for each type of incident.

Recovery and flood mitigation efforts in Manitou Springs are ongoing. Officials remind residents and visitors that it’s not necessary to wait for a siren to sound to take action, and to have a plan in case of an emergency.