A reminder that Monday, April 4 at noon, Pierce County Emergency Management will hold its monthly test of the 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. The sirens will wail for up to one minute.
To coincide with this drill, Emergency Management will continue to test Pierce County ALERT. This system is a mass communication tool that allows the county to contact residents and businesses during emergencies or other significant events.
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. For more information, contact Marci Scott, Pierce County Emergency Management, 253-798-2218 or 253-405-9073 cell.