Yesterday’s test of the All Hazards Alert Bulletin system was a great success for Grays Harbor County.
County Emergency Management Deputy Director Chuck Wallace says all the sirens worked perfectly and while the range is supposed to be just one mile, some reported hearing the sirens up to two miles away.
One thing to remember is the sirens are NOT designed to be heard indoors, so people should own an alerting weather radio to get notifications. Get more information at http://www.weather.gov/nwr/
Wallace also says that if people are not familiar with evacuation routes and meeting locations they should do so now to be fully prepared in the event of an earthquake or tsunami.