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Emergency sirens to be tested in San Luis Obispo County this week

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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - The Early Warning System sirens located in the Diablo Canyon Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) will undergo regularly-scheduled low volume growl tests this Tuesday and Wednesday.

Each of the 131 sirens throughout the EPZ will be tested individually for only a few seconds at a time. The County Office of Emergency Services wants to emphasize that this is only a test and no action is requested or required on the part of the public.

The EPZ spans from Cayucos to the Nipomo Mesa. This includes the Five Cities Area, Avila Bay, See Canyon, Price Canyon, Baywood Park/Los Osos, City of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay.

These tests help emergency officials ensure the siren system is working properly so that it can be used during a local emergency where the public needs to take action. Examples of qualifying emergencies include a tsunami, dam failure or another natural or man-made disaster.

Emergency Services says if the sirens sound during an emergency, the public should tune in to a local television or radio station for information about the emergency and instructions.

For more information about the emergency siren system or how to prepare for an emergency, you can visit their website here. Questions can be delivered to the County Office of Emergency Services at (805) 781-5011.

Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.