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Warning sirens in Depoe Bay send mixed signals

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2013

Brady Weidner, assistant supervisor of public works, was poised at the controls of Depoe Bay’s emergency command center as the city prepared to test its new three-tiered emergency warning system. The sirens can be activated remotely at command centers in city hall and the nearby fire station, or from two handheld radios. (Photo by Rick Beasley)

DEPOE BAY — The first full-blown test of Depoe Bay’s emergency warning system on Valentine’s Day included reverse phone calls, text alert messages, verbal commands and whale songs broadcast over five new sirens erected at a cost of $240,000.

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