If you are a resident of Seaside or plan to be in Seaside next Wednesday late in the morning, be aware that there will be a rather quiet, if not polite, testing of of the town’s tsunami warning system.
City officials say the testing will begin promptly at 11am, January 4th with THREE SHORT BEEPS, followed by a voice stating “THIS IS A TEST. THIS IS A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEM. THIS IS ONLY A TEST.”
The message will be announced in both English and Spanish. So if you hear loud beeps and a voice blaring, it’s no cause to head for whatever hill is nearby. It’s just a test. If you hear anything other than at 11am, start looking for that hill.