Sunday, September 15, 2019

NEW Outdoor Warning Siren Increases Warning Coverage Across Southlake

The Southlake Office of Emergency Management recently installed a new Outdoor Warning Siren (OWS) at Southlake DPS North Training Center at 100 East Dove Road to increase emergency warning coverage across Southlake. With a vital location near North Park, one of Southlake’s most frequented community parks, the newly added siren benefits both park visitors and area residents.

As explained in an NBC5 news story, Outdoor Warning Sirens in North Texas alert the public to take shelter indoors and seek additional information about the cause of the warning. In Southlake, sirens are only activated in the following conditions:

  1. A tornado warning has been issued by the National Weather Service
  2. Tornado or funnel cloud has been reported by trained SKYWARN storm spotters
  3. Sustained winds are in excess of 70 miles per hour
  4. Reports have been given of hail larger than 1.25 inches
  5. Other life-threatening conditions

Outdoor Warning Siren interior photo for MSN

The newly installed Outdoor Warning Siren at DPS North Training Center increases Southlake’s total sirens to six integral locations across the city, including Bob Jones Park, DPS West Facility, Bicentennial Park, DPS Headquarters Facility, and Public Works Facility. The City of Southlake tests all of its Outdoor Warning Sirens on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. If conditions are favorable for severe weather on a test day, the tests are not conducted.

“Having six sirens for coverage of the Southlake area is important, however, the real key is the educational piece. Residents and visitors need to know what to do if they hear the sirens sounding, and that is to immediately go inside and seek more information from a reputable source,” stated Amanda Meneses, the emergency management specialist at the City of Southlake.

If you have questions or concerns, contact the Southlake Office of Emergency Management at OEM@ci.southlake.tx.us or call 817-748-8903.

Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association Games at North Park Facility

Come see the fastest growing sport in North Texas, and enjoy the beautiful new North Park facility (200 East Dove Road, Southlake, TX) as teams from across the Metroplex play a full slate of games starting at noon this Sunday, October 23rd.

Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association will host games starting at noon with free admission for all. This family-friendly event at North Park also offers a stocked concession stand, playground and dining areas, multi-use trails, restrooms, and plenty of open space for a great afternoon experience.

The games will feature a variety First to Eighth grades teams travelling from Allen, Frisco and Plano to Colleyville and Keller and other cities. Games will be played on all three fields and play will start at noon and end at 6:00pm.

For more information, visit www.southlakelacrosse.org. For more information about North Park and the lacrosse fields, visit the North Park page on the City’s website.