Advisory: NOAA and CalEMA to test tsunami warning communication system Wednesday, March 27th @ approx 10:15am. OEM on Duty Officer Status.

This is a weekly test for the Santa Barbara County Operational Area. The OEM remains at Duty Officer status; no advisories, watches or warnings.

NOAA and the California Emergency Management Agency plan to conduct a test of the tsunami warning communications system on March 27 at approximately 10:15 am Pacific Daylight Time in coastal areas of central and southern California.

During National Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 24-30, emergency managers urge coastal residents to review information on what to do in the event of a tsunami. NOAA’s West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center Web site, offers complete information, including the current status of tsunami watches, warnings and advisories. A list of frequently asked tsunami questions and answers can be found at

Learn more about receiving emergency information from local radio stations. Visit and click the “Radio Ready” icon.

Office of Emergency Management
4408 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
805 681-5526

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