The Kenai Peninsula Borough, in cooperation with FEMA and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, has completed installation of a new all hazard warning siren system in Homer, Seward, Nanwalek, Port Graham and Seldovia. See map

The new sirens are intended primarily for coastal tsunami warning, but have the ability to provide warnings for other hazards including floods, windstorms, lost children and volcanic activity.

Each siren tone will be followed by a pre-recorded voice message identifying the emergency and advising residents to tune to local radio for further information. 911 Dispatch centers in Seward, Homer and Soldotna also have the ability to broadcast a live voice message or type in a current message that would be translated to voice for broadcast over the sirens.

The sirens are tested the first Wednesday of each month at approximately 1 p.m., and the siren at the Seward Fire Department is activated daily at noon.

Listen to the voice messages and the siren tones

Voice Messages Siren Tones
Amber Alert Noon Whistle
Evacuate Immediately Steady Siren - 30 seconds
High Wind Warning Steady Siren - 180 seconds
Shelter in Place Westminster Chimes - 10 seconds 
Test Message  
Tsunami Warning  
Volcano Warning