On Monday, Feb. 7 at noon, Pierce County Emergency Management will test its 17 outdoor lahar warning sirens in the Puyallup River Valley. Additionally, the cities of Fife, Orting and Puyallup will test their 10 older civil defense era sirens.
This is a monthly drill that takes place on the first Monday of the month. It coincides with the monthly testing of the state’s tsunami sirens along the coast. The sirens will wail for up to one minute.
To coincide with this drill, Emergency Management will continue to test Pierce County ALERT. This new system is a mass communication tool that allows the county to contact residents and businesses during emergencies or other significant events. The morning of the siren drill, Emergency Management will call residents of the Puyallup River Valley from Orting to Fife who have already opted in to receive Pierce County ALERT messages to remind them about the test. (Puyallup residents will be notified by their own mass notification system.)
County residents and businesses can opt-in other devices to receive these messages, including cell phones, e-mail and text messages, by clicking the Pierce County Alert box on the lower left side of www.piercecountywa.org.Print This Post