Consider This...Tornado sirens essential for public safety

Consider This...Tornado sirens essential for public safety

With Daylight Savings Time upon us and warmer weather everywhere you look, Lubbock citizens are taking advantage of our city's parks, soccer fields, baseball and softball diamonds and all of the other outdoor amenities that our city provides.

But spring also brings something more ominous: the threat of severe weather and tornadoes.

At KCBD we are doing everything possible to protect you with our First Alert Weather and our smart phone KCBD Weather app.

However, city leaders continue to kick the can down the road by refusing to take up the early warning issue making Lubbock the largest city in "tornado alley" to not have a tornado siren system.

Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson was recently quoted as calling tornado sirens a "back-burner issue."

Consider this…

Public safety is never a back-burner issue…it is a core function of government.

And if the city council can spend $60 to $100 million to build a city palace to office in, then it can find the $5 million necessary for tornado sirens to protect its citizens and children.

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'Consider This' is a commentary by KCBD Vice-President and General Manager Dan Jackson.

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