The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)

Borough to test alert system

The test will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will be testing its alert system at the end of the week, a Monday press release from the borough’s office of emergency management said.

The alert system — which is sent out as an automated phone call or text message to local land lines and registered mobile phones — is checked periodically to ensure it is working properly.

The test will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24.

Residents with land lines and residents with registered mobile phones will receive a recording indicating that the call is a test and no action is necessary.

Residents wishing to register their mobile devices into the borough’s warning system can do so online at alerts.kpb.us or by texting “KPB” to 99411, which will send the user a mobile link to complete the registration process.

The borough also encourages residents to follow “KPB Alerts” on Facebook and Twitter.

Residents who have questions or feedback regarding the test can reach out to the borough’s office of emergency management at 907-262-4910 or complete an online comment form on their website at www.kpb.us/emergency. The release says reports about the test are essential to assist the borough in determining the effectiveness of the system.

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