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Test Of Warning Sirens On August 24th
There will be a test of the tsunami and Pony Creek Dam warning system conducted on Saturday, August 24th. The coordinated test of sirens is being conducted by the Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board and the cities of Coos Bay and North Bend. This test will give the public a chance to hear the various sirens and to hear the differences in the audible warnings.
The sirens will be heard within the cities, including the Empire area. Sirens located at the North Bend High School, Empire Fire Hall and Water Board Service Center will be activated at 9am and consist of two tests. The first test will consist of a three minute steady siren blast that represents a tsunami warning. The second test will follow and consist of a three minute on-off siren blast (15 seconds on – 10 seconds off) representing a dam failure warning.