MENDOCINO Co., 3/26/18 — A test of the tsunami warning system on the coast, will take place this Wednesday, March 28, between 11 a.m. and 12 noon. The test may consist of interruptions to the television and radio broadcasts, warning sirens in Fort Bragg and Point Arena, as well as text alerts in the area between those two cities. The alert system test will occur in Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties, as a coordinated effort between the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, emergency agencies in other counties, the National Weather Service, and the California Office of Emergency Services.
More information about tsunami and earthquake emergency preparedness can be found at this link for Humboldt State University’s earthquake website or at the Tsunami Zone website. Additional resources included in the flyer below. More information about the test can be found in the press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office below:
DATE: “March 26, 2018“
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Incident Number: N/A
Crime/Incident: Public Service Announcement Reminder
Location: Mendocino County Coastal Communities
Date of Incident: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Time: Between 11 AM and Noon
Written By: Lieutenant Shannon Barney
Synopsis: The Mendocino County Office of Emergency Services and the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office would like to send out a reminder that on Wednesday March 28, 2018, between 11 AM and Noon, the County of Mendocino will be participating in a three County Coordinated Tsunami Warnings Communications Test.
This cooperative effort will include Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties as well as the National Weather Service and the California Office of Emergency Services.
In Mendocino County people may see interrupted to television and AM/FM radio services for an emergency alert, they may hear Tsunami Sirens being activated in the Cities of Fort Bragg and Point Arena, and they may get a test message in limited areas within these two cities, from a test of the County’s emergency phone notification system.
See the attached flyer for more detailed information. If anyone has any questions please contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Communications Center at 707-463-4086 or the Mendocino County Office of Emergency Services 707-467-6497.
Approved by: Lieutenant Shannon Barney
Tsunami alert not heard in Ocean Lake. CAP plane broadcast was inaudible. Ocean LKe MHP is at very low elevation and at high risk of a tsunami. Alarm was totally inadequate.