Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) TSUNAMI WARNING COMMUNICATIONS TEST
Report Number:
20140219    
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Crime/Incident:
TSUNAMI WARNING COMMUNICATIONS TEST
Location:
countywide
When: Date: March 26, 2014 Time: 11am - noon
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Written by: Executive Coordinator Liz Evangelatos
Synopsis: TSUNAMI WARNING COMMUNICATIONS TEST
Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino Counties

WHEN: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon

WHERE: Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino Counties.

HOW: Interruptions of TV and Radio Stations, and activation of NOAA Weather Radios and Outdoor Sirens.
Not all Cable and Satellite TV Stations may be able to participate

WHY: To test the Tsunami Warning System to ensure it works properly during a real tsunami emergency.

HOW THIS TEST WILL AFFECT YOU:

If you are watching television between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon on Wednesday morning, expect to see a crawler at the bottom of the screen indicating that a tsunami warning has been issued and hear a voice indicating that it is only a test. If you don’t hear the TV audio, please remember that this is only a test. If you are listening to the radio you will hear alerting tones followed by a voice announcing that the test is occurring. If you have a NOAA weather radio with the Public Alert feature the radio will automatically turn on and you will hear the same message as broadcast on radios. In some areas, you may also hear the sounding of a tsunami siren, or you may hear an airplane testing its public address system. Note that monthly testing of all outdoor sirens in NW California will begin in May 2014. Additional details will be provided in late April.

Please help us evaluate this test by following the links online or by telephone at:

www.weather.gov/eureka 707-443-6484

When you hear or see the warning test on March 26 between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon:

• You do NOT need to take any action
• Do NOT call 911 or local authorities
• Do NOT evacuate your home or business.

THIS IS ONLY A TEST!!

PREPARE: Find out more about preparing for earthquakes, tsunamis or any other disasters on the North Coast at http://humboldt.edu/shakyground, or Contact the American Red Cross:
Humboldt – (707) 443-4521
Del Norte – (707) 464-2277
Mendocino – (707) 463-0112

The test is conducted by the National Weather Service, the California Office of Emergency Services, the Offices of Emergency Services for Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino Counties, and Tribal Governments. For more information contact: National Weather Service (707) 443-6484.
Approved By: Executive Coordinator Liz Evangelatos