PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is conducting its annual Port Evacuation Drill on Wednesday.
The Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System will also be activated at noon. The alert will specify that the activation is a test and there is no real emergency.
The city said the drill is to make sure the system and sirens are working.
Anyone who hears the sirens does not have to take any action during the drill.
PEMA Director Clara Decerbo says while silent tests are performed weekly, it’s important to make sure they are audible twice a year.
“We also want to make sure that the audible portion of it is functioning properly, particularly as we are still in the height of hurricane season for the Atlantic, particularly the North Atlantic,” Decerbo said.
“The annual evacuation drill is a really good opportunity to work with our partners in the Providence Port area, and make sure that everyone is exercising their emergency protocols and evacuation procedures as well,” she added.