As tornado season approaches, the Town would like to remind residents of steps to take in case of a tornado. During bad weather, residents should stay tuned to the National Weather Service for weather warnings affecting Parker. The Town can also use the Douglas County Emergency Alert System to contact Parker residents in the event of an emergency.
Tornado Safety Tips
When a Tornado Watch is announced, it means conditions are present for a tornado. Keep a radio/TV tuned for further information and gather emergency supplies.
When a Tornado Warning is issued, it means a tornado has been sighted or is imminent. Take shelter immediately.
If you are at home: Go to your basement. If you have no basement, go to an interior hallway or small interior room on the lowest floor. Avoid windows. Do not remain in a trailer or mobile home if a tornado is approaching. Take cover elsewhere.
If you are at work: Go to an interior hallway on the lowest floor or a designated shelter. Avoid windows.
If you are in a car or outside: Seek cover in a nearby building or lie flat in a ditch or ravine.
Stay tuned to your radio or TV for weather updates. Several local media outlets allow you to sign up to have severe weather alerts sent to your email, cell phone or pager.
Purchasing an emergency weather radio is also recommended.
For more information, visit the Emergency management section on the Town Web site at www.ParkerPolice.org.