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Release: Linn-Benton alert emergency notification system test

From Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Thursday, Nov. 4, 11:22 a.m.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce a test of the Linn-Benton ALERT system on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. 

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The test will cover all of Benton County. All traditional land phone lines in our 911 database will receive the message. Those who have registered other devices with Linn-Benton Alert will also receive the test message. We will also be sending the message to other phones found with an 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 is a mass notification system that allows public safety officials to provide rapid notifications to Linn and Benton County residents of emergencies, evacuations, and other urgent events. There will be no reason to call our office once you receive the message.

If you haven’t signed up for Linn-Benton Alerts, we would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to do so, to receive any emergency related notifications pertinent to your location.

If you would like to sign up for the Linn-Benton Alert System, please visit our website.

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