Berkeley has unveiled its new citywide outdoor warning system network of emergency sirens.
People within a quarter mile to a half mile of a siren location heard Sunday a brief three-tone chime and a voice announcement.
Siren sites can be found at https://berkeleyca.gov/your-government/our-work/capital-projects/outdoor-warning-system-emergency-siren-network.
The city is asking people to take a survey following the test to tell the city whether they heard the siren and their location when hearing it. The survey can be found at https://bit.ly/460MYs4.
The city said public feedback will help officials understand the audibility of this system in real conditions.
Berkeley’s outdoor warning system will be used during large-scale emergencies to alert people to seek more information when there is an immediate threat to a significant portion of the population near the siren.
The city said it doesn’t yet maintain a regular public testing schedule for the outdoor warning system. To find out more about the system, go to https://www.berkeleyfiresafe.org/sirens.
For questions about the outdoor warning system, contact the City of Berkeley, Office of Emergency Services at email@example.com.