NOAA to Test West Coast Tsunami Warning System on Sept. 16
People listening to NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards should hear the familiar alerting tone followed by an audio message describing the test, similar to the routine monthly tests of the Emergency Alert System.
If there is excessive seismic activity on the day of the test, it will be cancelled. Officials will evaluate the success of the test and correct any problems that are identified.
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NOAA’s West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center: http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov
NOAA Tsunami portal: www.tsunami.gov
NOAA Weather Radio: www.weather.gov/nwr