After long discussions and planning, the Depoe Bay City Council learned Tuesday evening that their long-awaited tsunami warning sirens, running from one end of Depoe Bay and beyond to the south, will be up and running no later than mid-October. That’s the latest from Depoe Bay’s Public Works Superintendent Terry Owings who said that the new sirens will be mounted on five tall poles, about 60 feet off the ground. The most northern siren will be erected on Lillian Street near the south end of WorldMark. The next one to the south will be erected on Sunset. Then a little south of there on Winchell overlooking the harbor. Then south of there at the Sewer Plant. And then fifth one on the east side of Highway 101 just south of the entrance to Little Whale Cove.
Owings said that the sirens can also be used as a public address system for the whole area in the event of some other emergency. So it’s not just for tsunami warnings. No later than mid-October, be prepared to hear some testing of those sirens.