A Whole Lot Of Tests This Month as September is Disaster Preparedness Month

MONTESANO, Wash. – The Washington State Emergency Management Division will conduct the monthly Statewide AHAB (All Hazard Alert Broadcast) Siren test on Monday, September 06, 2010.

Grays Harbor County 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. THE AHAB SIRENS ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE NOTIFICATION TO CITIZENS AND VISITORS WHO ARE OUTDOORS ONLY! For information and alerts while in your home or business, residents and businesses located within a tsunami inundation area are encouraged to purchase and maintain a working NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio.

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]