The new alert system designed to better inform Kenai Peninsula Borough residents of vital emergency information will have its capacity tested this week, and you’re all invited to participate.
KPB Alerts, the phone, mobile, and text mass notification system, was put in place earlier this year after a large earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska exposed shortcomings in the previous system. One of the last steps is to test the voice-calling capability, which will start on Wednesday.
All land-line telephone numbers are automatically enrolled in KPB Alerts, but residents need to opt-in to have alerts sent to their mobile phones. They can do so at alerts.KPB.us.
KDLL’s Jay Barrett spoke with Dan Nelson, the borough’s director of Emergency Management, about what residents can expect.