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Citywide test of emergency notification system planned in Hemet on Wednesday


Last updated 2/11/2019 at 4:35pm

HEMET - Public safety officials in Hemet will be conducting an "Alert Hemet'' exercise on Wednesday to test the city's reverse 911 system for use during emergencies, and residents are advised not to be alarmed about receiving the automated calls.

The city will be conducting the test about 10 a.m., and in addition to mass robo-calls announcing the exercise, residents who have signed up for email alerts will be receiving those on their desktop and mobile devices, officials said.

"The city has a notification system that will be able to send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within the city,''

according to a Hemet Fire Department statement. "The system will be used by emergency response personnel to notify homes and businesses with information on emergency events or actions -- such as an evacuation -- by way of voice message, text or email.''

The reverse 911 system relies on a phone company database that contains both listed and unlisted numbers, which can be contacted at the same time.

People who utilize voice-over internet protocol to make calls have to register to receive Alert Hemet notifications, just like email recipients, according the city.

Registration can be completed at .


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