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Bonneville County emergency alert system to be tested Wednesday

When you hear the sirens Wednesday morning in Idaho Falls and Ammon, don’t worry. It’s just a test.

Bonneville County Emergency Management will be conducting a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) sirens throughout Idaho Falls and Ammon on Wednesday, September 28, at 10 a.m. The sirens will sound for approximately 1 minute.

This is only a test and there is no need to call emergency services with this activation. In the event the EAS sirens are used in a real event, you should tune into your 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 for the activation.

If you’d like additional information about the system or tomorrows test call the Bonneville County Office of Emergency Management at (208) 529-1220 or 529-1223.

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