City to start testing tornado sirens

Alisa Boswell Beginning today, Portales will be testing its tornado sirens at noon every first and third Thursday of the month to ensure the city’s mass notification system is fully operational and all Roosevelt County residents are able to hear alerts. “We want to make sure our equipment is functioning and we are doing it […]

Prepared for emergencies

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Emergency Management staff is close to completing the installation of four new sirens and a reverse 911 calling system to contact Roosevelt County residents. The Roosevelt Emergency Management staff plans to test a siren today on U.S. Highway 70. The four new sirens and the reverse 911 […]

Dispatch flooded with calls during storm

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Couples danced at a local senior citizens center. Other residents were working, driving through town, eating dinner, bowling, just relaxing. Under cover of darkness, it approached from the south. Some heard the sirens, some saw the warnings, some didn’t. But what no one knew was that Clovis was about […]

City hears emergency options

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A reverse 911 system in Portales could be activated before the end of the year while new emergency warning sirens could be installed by spring, according to local officials. Roosevelt County Emergency Management Director Keith Wattenberger gave Portales City Councilors an update the project which he has been working […]

Commander’s Action Line

Col. Scott West I am calling about the Phase II operations because in the middle of the night sirens go off for military mobilizing for base X. The loud speaker sounds as though it is right outside my window. I don’t know if the Air Force has changed its procedures for the sirens going off […]

Know what to do during severe weather season

Clovis Emergency Management officials test their sirens every Wednesday at 4 p.m. This test usually lasts 1-3 minutes and the sirens are heard throughout Clovis. 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office Tornado season is almost upon us and since Cannon is approximately 18 miles from “Tornado Alley,” it is important for local residents and Cannon […]