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Milliken, Colorado – On April 28, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., the Milliken Police Department in coordination with the Johnstown Police Department will be conducting a test of the emergency warning siren. The siren will sound for thirty seconds to one minute. Siren tests ensure that all systems and procedures are working properly during the peak seasons for severe weather and related hazards such as tornados and floods. The tests also promotes public awareness of the warning sirens located in Milliken and throughout Weld County. In weather-related emergencies, the local jurisdiction will communicate with Weld County Regional Communications Center to activate the sirens especially during a tornado warning. If you hear the sirens at any time other than a planned siren test, seek more information and be aware of your surroundings. You should take appropriate safety actions immediately. Residents are encouraged to review their own emergency preparedness plans and discuss what they would do in the event of a weather-related emergency. The Weld County Office of Emergency Management also recommends that every citizen have a weather radio to provide up-to-date severe weather information. To learn more about preparedness, visit www.weldoem.com or www.readycolorado.com.

 Chief Garcia

Milliken Police Department