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Posted on: September 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Emergency Alert System Testing (Sept 20)

Emergency Alert Testing

Idaho Falls, ID – Bonneville County Emergency Management will be conducting a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) sirens throughout Idaho Falls and Ammon on Thursday, September 20th at approximately 12:18 p.m. The sirens will sound for approximately 1 minute.

This is ONLY a test.  There is no need to call emergency services with this activation.  In the event the EAS sirens are used in a real event, community members should tune in to a local news source for information and instructions regarding the disaster and/or emergency that may be occurring.

The sirens are an outdoor warning system intended to prompt those who may not be near a radio, television or other news source during a real emergency to seek out the reason(s) for the activation.

For additional information, you may contact the Bonneville County Office of Emergency Management at (208) 529-1220 or (208) 529-1223, or tlenderink@co.bonneville.id.us.

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