Tsunami siren test this Friday at Big Lagoon

From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

The newly installed tsunami siren located at the Big Lagoon County Park will be tested on Friday, 27 May, at 0915. The test will be a one minute-long steady tone activation of the siren. In conjunction with the test, Big Lagoon School students and teachers will practice an evacuation of the shoreline area to a safe location on the school grounds. Some area residents, members of the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group, and participating representatives of various local, state, and federal agencies and tribal governments will observe and record various test activities. Included in those activities will be determining the range of the audible siren signal and timing the movement along various evacuation routes from the tsunami inundation zone. The siren at the Big Lagoon County Park was installed as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) grant to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services. That grant funded the installation of sirens or siren components at (listed north to south) Orick, Big Lagoon, Trinidad, Clam Beach, Manila, Samoa, Woodley Island, Fairhaven, Fields Landing, and Shelter Cove. In addition, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company installed the siren at King Salmon and provided a generous donation of siren components for installation at the other sites. The 11-site siren system installation is nearing completion. Additional siren sites will be tested over the next few months, as they become fully operation


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