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Tsunami siren test set Feb. 1

Winchester chimes will sound for 10 seconds on Monday, Feb. 1, as the monthly test of the county's seven All Hazard Alert Broadcast System sirens.

A voice message will follow declaring, "The following is a test of the siren warning system. It is only a test. This is a test of the siren warning system. If this had been a real emergency, you should tune in your radio to your local radio station or listen to this system for further instructions. This was only a test."

The tests are run on the first Monday of each month to verify the system's capabilities to send timely warning notification to the coastal communities of Clallam, Jefferson, Pacific and Grays Harbor counties. It is a key component of Clallam County's Tsunami Ready program.

The sirens tested are in LaPush, Neah Bay, Clallam Bay, Lower Elwha, West Port Angeles, Dungeness and Diamond Point.

The county invites residents who hear the siren test to call in information regarding the chimes, the voice announcement and where they were when they heard the test siren.

You can leave your information Monday and Tuesday following the test siren at 417-2525.

Tsunami background information is available at the county's Web site: www.clallam.net/EmergencyMgmt/html/links.htm





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