Hazard Alert Test next 2 Wednesdays

That noise Wednesday will mean Peninsula safety warning is working

(from the Chinook Observer)
LONG BEACH, Wash. - Pacific County Emergency Management will test the All Hazard Alert Broadcast sirens at noon Wednesday and again at noon Oct. 22. The sirens will ring the Westminster Chimes for 90 seconds Wednesday, and will sound the actual warning signal - a straight, nonwarbling siren tone - for 90 seconds Oct. 22.

No verbal message will follow either test. A preview of the warning system playing the Westminster Chimes is available on the Web CLICK HERE.

In emergencies, the sirens will sound the constant tone (no warble) for three continuous minutes, and may be followed by a verbal message. The Pacific County Tsunami Plan calls for the sirens to be activated any time Pacific County is placed within the area of a tsunami warning. A tsunami warning means that an earthquake in the Pacific Rim may have generated a tsunami wave that has the potential to reach the Pacific County coastline within three hours.

Residents are asked to listen for the test and to report their street address and any concerns to the Pacific County Emergency Management Office at (360) 875-9340/(360) 642-9340 following each test.