Public safety officials plan to test the Linn-Benton Alert System between 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office announced.

Officials said the test will cover all of Benton County with all traditional land phone lines in the region’s 911 database will receive the message. In addition, those who have registered other devices with Linn-Benton Alert will also receive the test message.

BCSO said the test message will also be sent to other phones found with addresses within Benton County. Recipients will be given the option to confirm receipt of the message on each phone or device. 

The Linn-Benton Alert Emergency Notification System allows public safety officials to provide rapid notifications to Linn and Benton county residents of emergencies, evacuations and other urgent events.

Officials said residents should know that there will be no reason to call the BCSO office once the message is received.For those interested in signing up for the Linn-Benton Alert System, follow this link.