Don’t be alarmed: Sunriver emergency siren test coming Wednesday

Sunriver siren

A test of the Sunriver siren system is happening Wednesday at noon.

Sunriver Police say the town is outfitted with five siren towers, similar to what is used in coastal towns to sound the alarm in the event of a tsunami. The sirens broadcast a high-low tone in the event of a catastrophic event that would require evacuation, such as a wildfire.

The sirens are located at:

  • Near Fairway Lane
  • Off Overlook Road near SHARC
  • On top of Fire Station off Abbot Drive
  • Near Holy Trinity Church off Cottonwood Road
  • In Circle 6 at West Cascade and West Core Roads

“Activation of the siren system provides an audio cue to those outdoors to stop what they are doing and check the website to learn more about what is happening as part of the community’s ‘HEAR IT? CHECK IT! EVACUATE!’ campaign,” the department said. 

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The test is also a time for residents to practice their evacuation plans in case of an emergency.

Sunriver residents will be notified of the test via a text alert through Deschutes County 911 Everbridge system on Wednesday morning. Residents and visitors can opt-in to receive these emergency messages by texting SRALERTS to 888777. 

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