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Tag: lahar

April
4th

Lahar warning sirens to be tested today

Pierce County Emergency Management will hold its monthly lahar test today at noon.

Seventeen outdoor lahar warning sirens in the Puyallup Valley as well as 10 sirens in Fife, Orting and Puyallup will sound as part of the test. The sirens are expected to be wailing for one minute.

Emergency Management also will be testing is Pierce County ALERT system, a mass communication tool that allows the agency to contact residents and businesses about emergencies, traffic problems and other significant events.

Oct.
6th

Lahar drill this week in Orting

A lahar drill will take place in the City of Orting sometime this week so officials can practice what they’d do in case of an emergency.

The drill will occur sometime today, Wednesday or Thursday, Pierce County officials announced this week. The exact time is being withheld “in an effort to achieve greater authenticity and facilitate safer outcomes,” a notice from the county states.

Three outdoor sirens will sound when the drill begins.

The city conducts drills every year to prepare and practice for the volcanic event or other natural disasters.