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Hazards sirens to sound Monday

Winchester Chimes will sound for 10 seconds at noon on Monday, Sept. 6.
 
This is the monthly test of the six All Hazard Alert Broadcast Sirens 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 sirens to be tested are positioned in LaPush, Neah Bay, Clallam Bay, Lower Elwha, West Port Angeles, Dungeness and Diamond Point.
 
September is National Preparedness Month led by FEMA’s Ready Campaign and Washington State Emergency Management. This Ready Campaign is an effort to encourage individuals, families, schools, businesses and communities to take the steps towards being prepared for emergencies.
 
Washington State Emergency Management is developing a Statewide Earthquake and Tsunami Drill to take place on around 10:15 a.m. September 15. Earthquake response and recovery activities are scheduled to take place throughout the State of Washington. For more information on emergency preparedness go to the Preparedness In-Focus website – www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/prep_infocus.shtml.
 

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.

 

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