Siren Testing Scheduled for Port Renfrew, Pacheedaht and Jordan River

Dec 08, 2017

Testing is scheduled for early earthquake and tsunami warning systems near Port Renfrew, Pacheedaht and Jordan River between Sunday, December 10 and Friday, December 15, 2017.  People in the area can expect to hear loud intermittent warning sirens while testing is underway.

The systems are in the process of being set up and are not operational at this time. Testing is scheduled as follows:

Jordan River: Sunday, Dec 10, 2017
Work will being at 9:30am and testing of the warning system will take start around 11:30am.

Port Renfrew and Pacheedaht: Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 – Friday, Dec 15, 2017
The siren will sound intermittently between 9am and 4pm as system settings are adjusted, followed by a full test.

These tests are in advance of both systems becoming operational in 2018.

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