Tofino tests tsunami sirens Jan. 5

The District of Tofino will test tsunami warning sirens on Thursday, Jan. 5

On Thursday, Jan. 5 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. PST, the District of Tofino Emergency Operations Centre will be conducting a test of the Tsunami Siren Emergency Notification System in the West Coast Vancouver Island community.

The EOC is interested in determining the range of the siren warning system.

After the test, residents of Tofino and the surrounding areas including Mackenzie Neighbourhood, Chesterman Beach,  Jensens Bay,  Cox Bay, Esowista/Ty-histanis and nearby islands are invited to login to PlaceSpeak at www.placespeak.com/tofinotsunamisiren and answer a short two question survey, letting us know if you heard the siren.

If you already have a PlaceSpeak account, you can login and go directly to the survey. If this is your fist time connecting to a topic on PlaceSpeak, you will need to set up an account.

For updates please check the District of Tofino website www.tofino.ca, wcatwc@noaa.gov, or contact Aaron Rodgers at 250 725 3229 ext 22 (arodgers@tofino.ca).