A new All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) siren in Ocean Shores is being tested this morning. The Washington State Emergency Management Agency is notifying residents that the New AHAB Siren installed on Spinnaker will be tested on Friday morning between 9:00 am and noon.

A press release to community members this week said that most will only hear the Westminster chimes once or twice, however, there is a short siren wail test with very low amplification, which may be heard by residents in proximity to the siren.

      AHAB Siren

The tests are necessary to ensure proper operation before the new siren can be put online with all of the other AHAB Sirens in Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, and Washington State.

A second tsunami siren was installed this week in Aberdeen. Some callers were correct when they reported hearing a siren in Aberdeen yesterday.

Chuck Wallace with the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency said that the siren on near the railroad track intersection on West First Street in Aberdeen was installed and tested before they were contacted and could forward notification.