Severe weather program to be held at city hall

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Area Emergency Managers and the Altus Skywarn Association invite area residents to be at the Altus City Hall at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9 to learn about severe weather information from a National Weather Service official.

The talk and information is free.

Wayne Cain, Jackson County Emergency Manager, and Lloyd Colston with the City of Altus Office of Emergency Management, encourage residents to come to the program.

“This is not a chaser program,” explained Colston. “This is information you will need to be safe, know what to report, and to whom to report it.”

Altus Skywarn Association will be able to answer questions regarding the group’s effort during severe weather.

Local emergency management officials will also be on hand to provide disaster information as well as assist area residents in enrolling in the City’s telephonic mass-notification system.

For more information about emergency management, call 580-482-0229 for Wayne Cain, Jackson County Emergency Manager. Lloyd Colston, Altus Emergency Management Director can be reached at 580-481-2260.

For more information about the City alerting system, visit, or learn more about the local Skywarn program at

Residents can learn more about the National Weather Service office at

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