All Hazard Weather Radios to be distributed at three locations in Grays Harbor later this month

The Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcano Program of the Washington State Emergency Management Division and Grays Harbor County Emergency Management will be conducting All Hazard Weather Radio Programs

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Grays Harbor AHAB sirens test successful, connection issues identified

The AHAB test on Monday, January 13th at noon, was successful in activating all AHAB sirens. Washington State Emergency Management Division as well as the Grays Harbor County Radio

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Grays Harbor AHAB sirens fail monthly test – testing again January 13

The All Hazard Alert Broadcast Siren (AHAB) Test, scheduled for noon on Monday January 6th did not activate the AHAB sirens in Grays Harbor County. The test was initiated by Grays Harbor County

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April is Disaster Preparedness Month

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD) will join with city and county emergency management agencies in the annual observance of April as the month that Washington residents highlight and practice disaster planning and preparedness.
“Citizens, companies and government agencies will be encouraged to review their individual preparedness plans, contact information and emergency kits, and to prepare themselves to be self-sufficient for a minimum of three days following an act of terrorism, or natural or man-made disasters,” said Gov. Chris Gregoire, who has proclaimed April as Disaster Preparedness Month.

Preparedness events in April will include:

Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, April 9-12 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

A statewide Drop, Cover & Hold – Earthquake Drill at 9:45 a.m. on April 25.
The drill will be initiated through the Emergency Alert System using the required monthly
test for broadcasters.

Preparedness information for schools, businesses and homes will be available at EMD’s
“In Focus” website section: www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/prep_infocus.shtml.

For events and activities in your area, please check your local emergency management office’s website. A listing of those sites is available at http://www.emd.wa.gov/myn/myn_contact_info.shtml.

For more information about preparedness month, please contact Rosanne Garrand, EMD public education program coordinator, (253) 512-7419.

AHAB Siren Testing Monday

The Monthly All Hazards Alert Broadcast (AHAB) Test will be held on Monday July 05, 2010 at noon. This month, the system will be activated by satellite relay from Washington State Emergency Management Division at Camp Murray, WA. The system is expected to test as designed with the Westminster Chimes sounding followed by a “This is a test” message. The issues from the June test have been corrected and this will help confirm that the corrective actions by the State Emergency Management Division worked. At no time was the safety of our citizens in jeopardy from the faulty State test last month. Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is also enabled with the ability to sound the alarm if the situation warrants public notification.

Please do not call “911” during the test. If you have any questions, comments or observations, please call Grays Harbor County Emergency Management at (360) 249-3911.