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qathet Regional District to test community notification system

Message scheduled for afternoon of May 9 will clearly state: "This is only a test."

A routine test of the Community Notification System is scheduled for 2 pm on Thursday, May 9, according to a media release from qathet Regional District.

The test will ensure the system can deliver notifications and instructions to residents and visitors across the region in the event of an emergency. Each test message will clearly state: "This is only a test," and that no action is required.

"Residents and visitors of the qathet region, Tla’amin Nation and City of Powell River are encouraged to sign up or log in to the Community Notification System and manage personal information before the test," the release stated. "There is no fee to register, and you can do this online by visiting the qathet Regional Emergency Services website at"

For assistance with registration or questions about how the service, individuals can call 604.485.2260, or email [email protected].

"The qathet Regional Emergency Preparedness Program emphasizes the importance of staying well-informed during emergencies. In times of crisis, timely and accurate information can mean the difference between safety and harm, making it imperative for individuals to remain updated and aware of unfolding events."

The Community Notification System enables emergency management personnel to promptly communicate potentially life-saving information, such as evacuation alerts and orders, to registered individuals through various channels, including email, voice calls and text messages, the release stated.

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