Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Growl Test Scheduled For Today And Tomorrow

Early-Warning-SirenThe San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services will test the county's 131 Early Warning System sirens on today and tomorrow.

In what as known as a growl test, each siren will be tested for a few seconds each. The Early Warning System sirens were installed as part of a requirement to operate the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, but they can be used for any major local emergency. 

Emergency officials say it is only a test and the public does not need to take action.