National Weather Service in Eureka cancels Tsunami Warning test

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA. (KIEM) – The National Weather Service in Eureka cancels its annual Tsunami Warning test.

This comes after the government shutdown. Usually they give the public well in advance notice when they’re going to do the yearly test. They do that by using TV, Radio, and other outlets. 

But this year, because of the partial shutdown they could not tap into the funding to prepare for the test. Also, they did not want to give short notice in case someone didn’t get the message and accidentally evacuated.

Other agencies outside of the national weather service will still do their testing later this month.