Tornado Warning Lifted For Albany County, Stay Alert For Severe Weather
A tornado warning activated by Albany County's Emergency Management Agency has been lifted, although residents are still asked to be aware of any severe weather in the area.
At 2:06 p.m. today the Albany County Emergency Management Agency activated a CodeRED Alert after a deputy spotted a tornado south of Laramie and apparently heading east. The outdoor warning sirens were activated warning residents of a weather related event in the area.
At 2:36 p.m. the outdoor warning sirens sounded again as an alert of all clear. People are now safe to leave the areas where they took shelter during the warning.
According to Albany County Emergency Coordinator Aimee Binning, no alert was activated by the National Weather Service. The tornado did not appear on the National Weather Service radar. Because of this, the Emergency Alert System on radio stations was not activated when the sirens sounded. The Emergency Alert System is only activated by the National Weather Service.
Broadcast of AM 1290 KOWB was interrupted by local staff throughout the warning to inform the community.
As of 2:50 p.m., the Emergency Management Agency did not have any damage reported due to the tornado.