AHAB Siren Testing Monday June 4th

Montesano, WA – Washington State Emergency Management Division will conduct its monthly countywide AHAB (All Hazard Alert Broadcast) Siren test on Monday, June 04, 2012, 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 OUTDOORS! Citizens, businesses and local and tribal governments are encouraged to obtain and maintain a working NOAA Weather Radio for indoor notification.

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 ghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

AHAB Siren Testing Monday

Montesano, WA – Grays harbor County Emergency Management will conduct its monthly countywide AHAB (All Hazard Alert Broadcast) Siren test on Monday, May 07, 2012, 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 OUTDOORS!  Residents and businesses located within a tsunami inundation area are encouraged to maintain a working NOAA 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 orghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

AHAB Siren Testing Monday April 4th

Montesano, WA – The Washington State Emergency Management Division will conduct its monthly AHAB (All Hazard Alert Broadcast) Siren test on Monday, April 04, 2011, at noon.

 

AHAB sirens in Grays Harbor County 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 OUTDOORS!  Residents and businesses located within a tsunami inundation area are encouraged to maintain a working NOAA 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 ghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

 

AHAB Siren Testing This Monday

Montesano, WA – Washington State Emergency Management Division will conduct its monthly countywide AHAB (All Hazard Alert Broadcast) Siren test on Monday, February 07, 2011, 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 OUTDOORS!  Residents and businesses located within a tsunami inundation area are encouraged to maintain a working NOAA 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 ghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

 

AHAB Siren Testing This Coming Monday

Montesano, WA – The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Division will conduct the monthly AHAB (All Hazard Alert Broadcast) Activation test on Monday, November 01, 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 concerns or comments regarding the test, please contact Grays Harbor County Emergency Management at 360-249-3911 or ghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

Chill, It’s Only a Drill This Wednesday

South Bend, Washington – On September 15, 2010 shortly after 10:15 a.m. the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) sirens will be tested sounding both the standard test message and the actual warning tone.  The AHAB sirens in Pacific County and the other outer Washington coastal counties are being activated to conduct a true “end-to-end” test of the entire tsunami warning system.

 

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 instead of a chime tone; however, the voice message will be exactly the same as the routine test message.

 

NOAA weather radios set to receive the required monthly test will also activate during this test. 

 

This event is a key element in the Weather Radio Awareness Month campaign in Washington State as well as National Preparedness Month and earthquake and tsunami education efforts.

 

Citizens with questions or concerns should contact the Pacific County Emergency Management office at (360) 642-9340 or (360) 875-9340. 

AHAB Siren and County Wide Notification Testing on Wednesday, Sept 15th

   This is the perfect time to develop or review disaster plans with your family. If everyone not available due to work or school on Wednesday, please take the time over the weekend or weeknight to find a place of refuge in the event of a true disaster. Talk about what you will need to do for your family, pets, home and business.

   If you need more information on preparedness or wish to sign up for the Grays Harbor Notification System, please contact Grays harbor Emergency Management by visiting our website at: http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/info/DEM/Index.asp, e-mail us at ghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us , or call at (360) 249-3911.

Chill, It’s Only a Drill September 15th

Washington State – On September 15, 2010 shortly after 10:15 a.m. the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) sirens will be tested sounding both the standard test message and the actual warning tone. The AHAB sirens in other outer Washington coastal counties are being activated to conduct a true “end-to-end” test of the entire tsunami warning system.

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 instead of a chime tone; however, the voice message will be exactly the same as the routine test message.

NOAA weather radios set to receive the required monthly test will also activate during this test.

This event is a key element in the Weather Radio Awareness Month campaign in Washington State as well as National Preparedness Month and earthquake and tsunami education efforts.

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 ghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

Tsunami Sirens to Blare Actual Warning Tones Mid-September

The actual siren tone can be heard on the EMD website at: http://www.emd.wa.gov/hazards/prog_ahab.shtml

To widely disseminate the fact that this test will be occurring, the Washington State Tsunami Program will be supporting County, Local, and Tribal Emergency Managers for this effort through a targeted awareness and outreach campaign with the slogan “Chill, It’s Only a Drill”. This is patterned after other successful campaigns for this event in California and Alaska.

The campaign will include the following elements:

· Post cards notifying residents of the test will be mailed to EVERY household in Pacific, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, and Clallam Counties

· Flyers notifying residents and visitors of the test will be provided to County & Tribal Emergency Managers for distribution to local business for posting

· A Public Service Announcement (PSA) has been recorded by the National Weather Service and will be played on local radio stations in the days before the test

· Materials notifying schools of the test will be distributed via mail

· Portable electronic message signs will be located on main roadways indicating the siren test will be occurring at 10:15 a.m.

· State and local press releases will be issued

· Advertisements will be run in local newspapers regarding the communications test

The test will be initiated by the West Coast / Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, AK, near 10:15 AM on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Each National Weather Service forecast office and State Emergency Operations Center serving the Washington, Oregon and California coasts will get the ‘test’ tsunami message. It will also be relayed onto wire services (e.g. – AP) and state emergency wire services such as the one in Washington nicknamed ACCESS.

The National Weather Service forecast offices that serve coastal Washington in Portland and Seattle will activate the Emergency Alert System (EAS) using the Required Monthly Test or RMT event code via NOAA Weather Radio. NOAA Weather Radio stations in Blaine, Puget Sound, Seattle, Olympia, Neah Bay, Astoria, Woodland, Portland and further south into Oregon will air the RMT and not transmit an actual Tsunami Warning EAS message. The Washington Emergency Management Division’s State Emergency Operations Officers will then activate the AHAB test message and siren tone for the AHAB sirens on the coast.

Again, the tsunami warning communications test is expected to be set in motion near 10:15 AM on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. This event is a key element in the Weather Radio Awareness Month campaign in Washington as well as the National Preparedness Month and earthquake, tsunami education efforts.