A test of the tsunami warning communications systems will be conducted at about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the California Office of Emergency Services.
The test will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio as well as on local radio and television stations, said a spokesman for the San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services.
Such communication systems as Wireless Emergency Alerts and Reverse 911 will not be tested, the spokesman said.
Members of the public can provide feedback about the test online at weather.gov/test.
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The test coincides with Tsunami Preparedness Week, which began Sunday, March 22, and will continue through Saturday, March 28.
Coastal counties throughout California are encouraging their communities to be ready for tsunamis by understanding the hazard, knowing the warning signs and preparing their families, the spokesman said.
Residents can learn more about tsunamis by visiting www.slocounty.ca.gov/oes or by following the County Office of Emergency Services on Facebook and Twitter.