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ALERT system tests start today

Spokane County will test the ALERT Spokane system today through Tuesday.

ALERT Spokane sends a telephone message to residents and businesses in the county that are impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster.

The tests are scheduled for:

Today – Noon to 2 p.m.

Monday – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

If you are in one of the test areas you may receive a prerecorded message on your land-line telephone or other registered method of contact.

Those with a Qwest land line are automatically in the ALERT Spokane database. Those with cellular phones, Voice over Internet Protocol systems, or who wish to be contacted by e-mail must register.

For more information about ALERT Spokane or to register, visit www.alertspokane.org.

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