Laura Farinella
Chief of Police
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Subject :Downtown Outdoor Warning System Test
Contact :Jordan Villwock, Emergency Operations Coordinator    (949) 497-0389

The City of Laguna Beach will be testing the newly installed Downtown Outdoor Warning System on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. If you are in the coverage area, outlined in the map below, you will hear a recorded message clearly indicating that it is a test.

In the event of a real emergency, this system can be activated to provide life saving instructions to residents and visitors in the downtown area. The system may be utilized for all hazards or disasters where immediate action from the public is necessary. Laguna Beach’s Downtown Outdoor Warning System differs from others within Orange County as it provides verbal instructions along with a siren as opposed to just a siren.

Specific emergency announcements can be broadcasts over any one (or more) of the three speakers which are located at City Hall, Main Beach, and Heisler Park.

On May 4, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. the Cities of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach will also be testing their independent Outdoor Warning Systems.