The last time Cordova’s tsunami alert sounded, Janet Johnson only noticed because a neighbor’s dog started howling. Like many residents, Johnson lives so far away from the town’s tsunami sirens that they’re barely audible.
Beginning Oct. 23, however, there will be a new siren operating at the intersection of Le Fevre Drive and Lakeshore Drive, just a block from Johnson’s residence. Another siren will be installed near the intersection of Whitshed Road and Saddle Point Drive.
While not everyone would welcome the installation of a 115-decibel siren feet from their residence, Johnson was pleased to hear of the new safety measure.
“It’s a good thing, especially here,” Johnson said. “You don’t want half the people out here having to have their neighbors come knock on the door. You want to know what’s going on.”
Cordova currently possesses two tsunami sirens.