The Depoe Bay City Council is expected to buy new tsunami warning sirens by the end of January, making it less than a year since the Japanese tsunami devastated the east coast of Honshu Island, Japan, and thrashed a nuclear power plant there.
City Recorder Pury Murray says a specially appointed tsunami warning siren committee, made up of planning commissioners and city council members, are in the process of mulling over proposals from five different companies, complete with assessments on how many sirens it would take to cover the town. The criteria for loudness requires that anyone in Depoe Bay would be able to hear a male or female voice singing The Star Spangled Banner.
Murray says a presentation of finalists to the city council is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3rd at city hall, then a final selection by the city council at their January 17th meeting. Both meetings start at 7pm.