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AHAB siren test on Monday successful

January 14, 2014

Despite issues last week on the regular test of the All Hazard Alert Broadcast sirens, the test on Monday at noon was successful in activating all AHAB sirens.

Washington State Emergency Management Division, as well as the Grays Harbor County Radio Shop, monitored the test. Minor connection issues were found in five AHAB Sirens; Westport, Aberdeen, Ocean City and two in Grayland. Every AHAB siren was activated during the test.

Washington State Emergency Management will be sending a crew to inspect each of the five sirens this week. The connection issues would have no effect in an activation of the AHAB siren used in a true emergency.

Each day, Washington State Emergency Management sends a silent test message to every AHAB sirens in the State. All sirens in Grays Harbor County passed the daily test on Monday, prior to the activation by Grays Harbor County Emergency Management.

Washington State Emergency Management is scheduled to activate the AHAB test in February on the first Monday of the month to ensure all sirens are operating. Washington State Emergency Management and Grays Harbor County Radio Shop will once again be monitoring the test.

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