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Friday, September 4, 2009

Tsunami Warning Test Later This Month

On September 16th there will be a "tsunami warning communications test along the entire west coast of the lower 48 states." This will include a test of the AHAB (All-Hazard Alert Broadcast) siren. We will NOT actually be evacuating. The National Tsunami Exercise with evacuation drill will be on 3/24/2010. But our AHAB will sound...

AHAB over the shop. (Click for larger image).

As the aerial photo in the previous post makes clear, we are in the tsunami zone. Here's a map. Click for larger image. (Sorry for the blurriness. It's from the Washington State Hazard Mitigation Plan, Hazard Profile - Tsunami, 2004, and we can't find a better version anywhere...)

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