Today at 11:30 a.m., Shell’s Puget Sound Refinery will conduct a refinery evacuation drill. There will be 10 consecutive blasts of the site’s emergency horn, signaling a site-wide evacuation. This is different than the site’s usual “noon sirens” that occur every Wednesday. There is no need for concern. This is only a drill – not an emergency.
Site-wide evacuation drills occur on a periodic basis and are designed to ensure employees know how to respond in the event of an actual site-wide evacuation.
Shell encourages residents to contact the refinery's hotline at 360-293-1797 if they have any questions, comments or concerns.