Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) During Tuesday’s thunderstorms emergency sirens went off briefly in Garden City even though the National Weather Service had not issue a tornado warning. Despite some confusion, Emergency Management Director Michael Paz-Torres stands by his decision to fire the sirens.
Paz-Torres says peak winds reached 85 MPH. As for why the sirens lasted only seconds.
Emergency Management could receive the latest tool to notify the public during a severe weather event. The mass notification system that EMA Director Michael Paz Torres wants would disseminate urgent messages to the public in a moment’s notice.
The cost for the system is 14-thousand dollars. Paz-Torres will make the request next month before the Finney County Commissioners.