Siren testing scheduled for Port Renfrew and Jordan River over next four days

Siren testing scheduled for Port Renfrew and Jordan River over next four days

Testing is part of new earthquake and tsunami early warning systems

Testing is scheduled for earthquake and tsunami early warning systems at Port Renfrew, Pacheedaht First Nation and Jordan River Regional Park between today and Sunday.

People in the area can expect to hear loud intermittent warning sirens while testing is underway, the Capital Regional District stated in a press release.

The systems are in the process of being set up and are not yet operational.

Testing is scheduled as follows:

• Jordan River Regional Park – Thursday, Feb. 15. Testing of the warning system will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Port Renfrew and Pacheedaht First Nation – Thursday, Feb. 15 to Saturday, Feb. 17.

The siren will sound intermittently between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. as system settings are adjusted, followed by a full test on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 11:30 a.m.

Sooke News Mirror

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