Storm sirens were sounded July 7, 2016.
Lamar Police Department
1106 Broadway Street
Lamar, Missouri 64759
Phone – 417-682-3546
To: Citizens of Lamar
From: Police Chief Ken Bergman
Date: July 8, 2016
Last night, July 7, 2016, I was informed of a storm approaching Lamar with 70 mile per hour winds.
Soon after, the Emergency Operations Center was opened and staffed by County Emergency Management and Lt. John Davis of the Lamar Police Department.
I was informed by both IRIS (Immediate Response Information System) and Lt. Davis that radar indicated a tornado was present just north of Lamar. I then had sirens sounded until the storm passed and radar showed us clear.
We also opened and staffed emergency shelters along with the Lamar Fire Department.
I would like to thank all officers, fire department personnel, emergency management, spotters and citizens who helped us.
Chief of Police