Today at noon the city will conduct the Outdoor Emergency Notification System test.
The system is tested once a month to ensure it will function properly in case of an emergency. It will last about 10 seconds and will be conducted at a reduced sound level.
The city's three emergency warning sirens are located at the end of Channel Road, near the entrance to West Jetty View Park and the Wedge; within Veterans Memorial Park, at 15th Street and Bay Avenue; and by the handball courts in West Newport Park, near 60th Street and Seashore Drive.
The sirens are about four feet high and mounted on blue, 50-foot poles. The system is connected to a control panel at the Newport Beach Police Department.
In an emergency, the sirens will sound longer and louder.
For full details on the emergency alert test, read our story here.