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Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for October 4, 2023

National Alert Message FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide emergency alert test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at approximately 11:20 a.m. PST, sending messages to all TVs, Radios and Cell Phones. Learn more. (October 11 is a backup testing date.) 

Now is also a good time to think about local alerts! Have you signed up with Citizen Alert? The City of Ashland uses Everbridge Citizen Alert (formerly Nixle) to notify folks in real-time for localized emergency situations, plus relevant community advisories like power outages and smoke advisories. Register today! Online registration is the best way to sign up; however, you may also text "97520" (message field) to "888777" (recipient field). Families with older children who have smart phones or watches are encouraged to create an account for each person with a device. – Learn more about the reason for the switch from Nixle to Citizen Alert.

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Released September 27, 2023 

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