AHAWS Sirens to be Tested Friday, September 14

AHAWS Sirens to be Tested Friday, September 14

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense  will conduct a test of all fifteen (15) All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) sirens on Friday, September 14

, between 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Residents, visitors and motorists surrounding the AHAWS sirens can expect to hear pre-scripted voice messaging announcing the start and end of the test, and ten-seconds of the “Alert” tone, which can be heard here: http://www.whelen.com/mass/audio/Euro%20Tones%20Wav%20Files/Alert.wav.

The siren test on September 14 are to test operations and conduct damage assessments since the effects of Typhoon Mangkhut. Tomorrow’s test is separate from the pre-scheduled monthly test of the AHAWS sirens. Future tests of the AHAWS sirens will continue to be conducted on a monthly basis and will typically fall on the first Tuesday of each month. 

The following are a list of AHAWS siren sites to be tested:

1.      GHS/OCD facility, Agana Heights

2.      Agat Marina

3.      JFK High School

4.      Talofofo Elementary School

5.      Asan Mayor's Office

6.      Pago Bay A-Frame South End

7.      Inarajan Elementary School

8.      Yona Mayor's Office

9.      Ft. Soledad, Umatac

10.  GWA Pump Station, Merizo

11.  Ija Agricultural Station, Inarajan

12.  Port Authority of Guam

13.  Agat Senior Citizen's Center

14.  Hotel Nikko Guam

15.  Tamuning Mayor’s Office


For more information, contact Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.




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