MONTESANO, Wash. - September is National Preparedness Month. On Wednesday September 15th, the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) Sirens will actually wail with the true siren at 10:15am. Grays Harbor County Emergency Management will also be activating the Grays Harbor Notification System at 9:00 am to test our ability to communicate with the public via text, e-mail and a phone call. The sequence of events will be as follows:
09:00 am - Grays Harbor Notification System test will be activated (Only persons who have signed up for the notifications will receive it)
10:15 am – The AHAB Sirens in Grays Harbor County will wail with the true siren along with a test voice message. The Siren is DESIGNED TO BE HEARD OUTDOORS ONLY!
10:15 am – All schools will be following the Drop, Cover and Hold On earthquake procedures.
10:15 am – The Tsunami Warning Calling Tree will be activated via Grays Harbor County Emergency Management and Grays Harbor 911.
10:15 am – Television and radio stations will activate their Emergency Alert Broadcast test messages.
10:15 am - The All Hazards Weather Radios will activate with the NORMAL weekly test procedures. ALL HAZARD WEATHER RADIOS ARE DESIGNED FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION OF PERSONS WHO ARE INDOORS!
*** Just a reminder that every weather radio may not activate during this test. Many radios will not sound unless there is an actual event but will have an indicator light and a test message on the screen. ***