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SLO County to hold Early Warning System siren test

The San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services will be conducting low volume growl tests from each of their Early Warning System sirens on April 11 and 12.

Each of the 131 sirens throughout the Diablo Canyon Emergency Planning Zone will be tested individually. No action is required on part of residents.

The regularly-scheduled tests help emergency officials make sure the sirens are working properly in the event of a real emergency.

The Office of Emergency Services says the Early Warning System sirens can be used for any local emergency despite being installed and maintained as one of the requirements to operate the Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

During an emergency, residents should tune to their local television channel or radio station for emergency information and instructions once they hear the sirens.

The Early Warning System sirens cover an area from Cayucos to the Nipomo Mesa, which includes the Five Cities area, Avila Bay, See Canyon, Price Canyon, Baywood Park/Los Osos, City of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay.

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