This test will help familiarize residents with the sound made by the AHAB sirens during an actual tsunami warning. It will differ from the routine monthly testing that occurs on the first Monday of each month since it will broadcast an audible siren wail tone for the full three minute warning instead of a chime tone. In addition, the voice message will differ from the monthly test.
In conjunction with this event, the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will also test the use of the emergency notification system, calling all landlines and registered cell and VoIP phones in the county. Calls are expected to take place during the afternoon and evening on October 17th. To receive emergency notifications on your cell or VoIP phone, you must register at http://www.hyper-reach.com/wapacificsignup.html.
NOAA weather radios set to receive the required monthly test will also activate during this test.
Washington residents are encouraged to participate in the Great Washington ShakeOut by registering at www.shakeout.org/washington/ and by conducting a personal drill such as Drop, Cover, and Hold or an evacuation walk.
Washingtonians can join them today by registeringfor the 2013 Great Washington ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel.