The final sound testing of the newly upgraded outdoor speaker system isscheduled to begin Wednesday, Aug. 1 and end by Friday, Aug. 3. Testingwill occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Naval Station Everett, Smokey Point,and Jim Creek locations. Please be advised that multiple tests must be donefor each individual speaker tower. These will include "white-noise" soundslasting for about a minute. The high volume tests are done to ensure thesystem will function properly in the event that a real emergency alert isnecessary. We appreciate the community's continued patience as the finaltests are completed.