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Tsunami drill scheduled for March 27

On Wednesday, March 27 at approximately 10:30 AM, tsunami warning sirens will be activated in the communities of Homer, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Seldovia, and Seward. This is a designed test of the tsunami warning system at sites across the Kenai Peninsula.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with cities, conducts periodic tests as part of our mission to prepare our communities for emergency events. During the test, sirens will activate and residents will hear an audio warning that is exactly like the real warning stating there is a tsunami approaching. At the end of the warning tone, residents will hear a message indicating this was a test.

Residents who are signed up with KPB Alerts who are in or near a tsunami inundation area will also receive the tsunami warning message on their registered home phone or cellular device. If residents are not yet signed up through KPB Alerts, we encourage them to visit http://alerts.kpb.us and sign up before the test on March 27th.

So tell your friends and family:

• It’s not a real emergency.

• Do not evacuate your home.

• Do not call 911.

• On March 27th you can Chill because it’s just a Drill!

For more information on how your family can be better prepared, visit www.kpb.us/emergency and look under Disaster Information for preparedness tips for earthquakes, tsunami’s, and other emergency events.