The city’s Outdoor Emergency Notification System will be tested between noon and 12:15 p.m. today, according to the city’s website.
The system consists of three warning sirens connected to a control panel at the Newport Beach Police Department. The sirens have been placed so they can be heard at Big Corona Beach as well as in West Newport and along the Balboa Peninsula.
The tests will be brief and the siren will sound at a reduced level. City officials say that if an actual emergency occurs, the sirens will sound for a longer time period and at much higher levels.
The tests occur regularly at noon on the first Friday of each month.