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Test sirens to run at noon, Monday, August 2

Winchester Chimes will sound for 10 seconds at noon on Monday, August 2.

This is the monthly test of the six All Hazard Alert Broadcast Sirens (AHAB) in Clallam County.

The chimes will be followed by a voice message 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."

These sound 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. This test is a key component of Clallam County's Tsunami Ready program. Currently, the AHAB sirens to be tested are positioned in LaPush, Neah Bay, Clallam Bay, Lower Elwha, West Port Angeles, Dungeness and Diamond Point.

Individual preparedness provides you and your family resiliency in the face of a disaster. The Clallam County Emergency Management’s TEAM TSUNAMI can provide preparedness trainings to service groups, schools, and neighborhoods. These presentations address the impact Tsunamis and Earthquakes could possibly have on the Olympic Peninsula. The trainings will provide education on the different Tsunami sources, how Tsunamis behave, and how knowledge and preparedness can keep you and your family ready for such natural disasters. Please contact Clallam County Emergency Management for more information about these programs that are provided at no cost.

Clallam County invites citizens 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 throughout Monday and Tuesday following the test siren with Clallam County Emergency Management at 417-2525, or 417-2483.

Tsunami background information is available at the Clallam County website at http://www.clallam.net/EmergencyMgmt/html/links.htm


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