Weather Radios Deliver Alerts

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, through the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, has replaced tone alert radios (TARs) with new, state-of-the-art weather radios for select residents and businesses in Eastern Pueblo County. The new radios were delivered directly to homes and businesses in the designated areas.

The new weather radios provide alerts for chemical incidents related to the stockpile at the Pueblo Chemical Depot and also will alert residents of any weather-related event in the area. In the event of an emergency, the radio will sound a tone followed by a voice message giving information and instructions on what should be done.

The existing tone alert radios are still functional and residents are welcome to keep them if they choose.

The new weather radios were purchased through the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program was created in 1988 by Congress to enhance the preparedness of communities in the event of an emergency related to the chemical stockpile stored at depots throughout the nation. Pueblo Chemical Depot is one of only two remaining sites that still have a chemical stockpile.


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