Test of Diablo warning sirens set for Tuesday, Wednesday

jhickey@thetribunenews.comSeptember 30, 2013 

An early warning siren at Port San Luis.

JOHN LINDSEY — Special to The Tribune

San Luis Obispo County residents may hear warning sirens during a test of the Early Warning System on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 1-2.

Each siren in the county’s Emergency Planning Zone will sound individually for a period of a few seconds each, according to a news release by the County Office of Emergency Services. Geographically, the tests will span coastal communities from Cayucos to the Nipomo Mesa, as well as the city of San Luis Obispo.

The low-volume growl tests are routine, and no action is requested or required of the public, the release says.

Early Warning System sirens were installed and are maintained as a requirement of the operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant. During an emergency, sirens indicate that the public should tune in to a local television or radio station for instructions.

Questions regarding the tests can be answered at 781-5011.

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