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Date Released: 8/23/2011
Subject: Update to Tsunami Siren Tests
Contact: Lt. Dave Morey
Case No#: N/A
Released By: Lt. Dave Morey

Location: Humboldt County

The newly-installed tsunami siren located on Trinidad Rancheria property near the Trinidad Harbor will be tested on Thursday, 25 August, at 1000. The test will consist of multiple soundings of the siren between 1000 and 1100 to calibrate the sound output. Some area residents, members of the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group, and participating representatives of various local, state, and federal agencies will observe and record various test activities.


Additional Related Information:

The siren at Trinidad 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 operational.

(For specific media inquiries about the tsunami siren system installation, contact Dan Larkin of the HCSO OES at 268-2502.)
Mike Downey
Sheriff