This blog is maintained as an effort to coordinate and collocate responding agencies' information for easier public access during events on the Kenai Peninsula. The information here is written and provided by the contributing agencies. NOTE: The blog will be updated as the need arises and may be dormant at times.
Friday, April 17, 2020
04/17/20 KPB Alert Notification Test Makes 30,000 Phone Calls Across the Kenai Peninsula
UPDATE AS OF 04/17/20 1:30 PM: On Wednesday April 15, the Borough Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conducted a test of the KPB Alerts system, making phone calls and text messages to all landlines and registered cell phones throughout the Borough, resulting in almost 30,000 phone calls placed in just more than an hour. The Borough in cooperation with the telecommunications vendor, is analyzing the results of the test to ensure our ultimate goal of having multiple ways to alert the public to an emergency or other situation requiring immediate action. Our thanks to the over 250 people that reported the results of the test online or called OEM. These reports are used as a secondary check to the data reported by the phone system. If you have not registered your mobile number to receive emergency alerts, please do so at alerts.kpb.us