Monthly Testing Time for AHAB Sirens
Montesano, WA – Washington State Emergency Management Division will conduct its monthly countywide AHAB (All Hazard Alert Broadcast) Siren test on Monday, March 01, 2010, at noon.
AHAB sirens are located in Pacific Beach, Copalis Beach, Ocean City, Ocean Shores, Hoquiam, Aberdeen, Moclips, Westport and Grayland. All Grays Harbor County sirens will be included in the test beginning at noon.
AHAB sirens have a range of about one mile in radius depending on topography and weather. The activation will be Westminster Chimes followed by a test voice message. These sirens are meant to provide emergency notification to people who are outside. Residents and businesses located within a tsunami inundation area are encouraged to maintain a working NOAA Weather Radio.
There has been some issue with the voice activation at the County level. This test is to insure that all sirens are working properly. The voice issue is being addressed and should be ready by the March 24th Pacific Tsunami Exercise. Please send feedback to this test to Grays Harbor County Emergency Management.
Please DO NOT call 911 regarding this testing. If you have any questions or reports regarding the test, please contact Grays Harbor County Emergency Management at 360-249-3911 or [email protected].