New alert system fails in Fort Collins

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Storm spotted 2 miles north of Roseland.

Storm spotted 2 miles north of Roseland.

Fort Collins, Colo. (AP) - Fort Collins officials are trying to figure out why a new emergency alert system failed to notify residents about a tornado warning.

An alert should have gone out to about 100,000 phone numbers and e-mail addresses on Monday but didn't.

It may have been a good time for a breakdown. The National Weather Service said Tuesday that what was reported as a tornado may have been just rotating clouds picked up by radar.

Originally, the weather service said a trained spotter saw a tornado.

County officials say the system was developed by Everbridge, the same company that successfully sent out alerts in the City of Aurora and in Morgan County around the same time.

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