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Siren Tests Scheduled for Wednesday

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 RICHLAND, Wa.- Emergency response workers in Benton and Franklin counties and Energy Northwest are testing alert sirens Wednesday morning. 

If you live in North Richland along the Yakima or Columbia Rivers, or in the Horn Rapids Housing Development, you might hear the sirens from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. 

Officials will test the siren systems multiple times and each test will be followed by voice announcements confirming that the siren activation is part of a test. 

Energy Northwest says the Emergency Alert and CodeRED Systems will also be activated Wednesday night at 7:45 p.m.

They perform these tests to check on emergency equipment and train workers on emergency response procedures.