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Posted on: September 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Sept. 10 & 12: Emergency-Alert Tests

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On Monday, September 10, and Wednesday, September 12, Sonoma County will test the SoCo and WEA alert and warning systems. You may receive a phone call, an alert on your mobile device, or experience interruptions in local radio and television.

To prepare, here are the three things you should do:

  • Sign up for SoCo Alerts at
  • Listen for a Wireless Emergency Alert on September 12 on your cell phone. Sonoma County will send alerts to Healdsburg, Guerneville, Roseland, Glen Ellen/Kenwood, and Penngrove.
  • Watch for emergency broadcast messages on local radio and TV on September 12.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of what to expect:

  • Monday, September 10: Phone Call
    • In the evening, Sonoma County will call all SoCoAlert subscribers, and landlines. 
  • Wednesday, September 12: Mobile Alert and Radio/Television Interruptions
    • Sonoma County will send Wireless Emergency Alerts to Healdsburg, Guerneville, Roseland, Glen Ellen/Kenwood, and Penngrove, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. The alert should display on all compatible mobile devices with a special tone and vibration and a brief text notification.
    • Local radio and television will broadcast a test message using the Emergency Alert System around 12 p.m.

To learn more about Sonoma County’s emergency resources, visit Para información en español:

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