Friday, December 4, 2009
AHAB Siren Malfunctions
South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) was notified at about 10:00 a.m. this morning that the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) siren located at the intersection of Seabreeze Avenue and Warrenton Cannery Road in North Cove is continuing to activate spontaneously. PCEMA worked yesterday, taking advice from Federal Signal, to silence the siren. It became apparent with today’s activation that the work that took place yesterday was insufficient. A technician from Pacific County is on site and a technician from Federal Signal is en route to the site at this time. The public’s cooperation and patience is appreciated while this issue is being resolved. Reports from citizens illustrate that this has been a good exercise opportunity. In actual events, operational protocols specify that the siren will sound a constant tone for three continuous minutes and will be followed by a voice message. Residents with questions or concerns may contact the PCEMA office at (360) 875-9340 or (360) 642-9340.