AHAB sirens did not activate for Monday test

The All Hazard Alert Broadcast Siren test scheduled for noon on Monday did not activate the AHAB sirens in Grays Harbor County.

The test was initiated by Grays Harbor County Emergency Management; however none of the sirens activated with the Westminster Chimes or the test voice message. According to Emergency Management, they believe the problem occurred due to a simultaneous transmission on the same frequency used to activate the test. Grays Harbor County Emergency Management will activate the AHAB test once again on Monday, January 13th at noon and monitor the test to ensure proper operation.

Had this had been a true event where the AHAB activation would have been needed for public safety and notification, Grays Harbor County Emergency Management would have sent multiple activations which would have activated the system. Washington State Emergency Management also has the capability to activate all AHAB sirens in Washington.

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