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Sandy City to test emergency alert system

Apr 14, 2022, 4:50 PM
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Residents who have opted in will receive a test message from the emergency communications system. Photo credit: Getty Images.

SANDY, Utah — Sandy City will conduct a test of its emergency communications system on April 21.

Sandy residents who have opted-in via email, text, or call notification will receive a test notification at 10 a.m. 

 

The city said it is conducting the test to make sure the system is working properly.

According to the city’s website, the emergency alerts system can be used for:

  • Evacuations and disasters
  • Local threats and hazards
  • Severe weather warnings

The city said other situations that require rapid communication could also trigger an alert.

Along with the messages going out directly to residents, test messages will also go out over the city’s social media, website, and city marquees.

The city advised that the test of the communications system will happen the same day as the Great Utah ShakeOut. The ShakeOut is an earthquake drill that Utahns can register to participate in.

More information on Sandy City’s emergency communication system, including how to sign up, is available on the city’s website.

Residents can also download the city’s app, Sandy CityServe, for notifications and quick access to reporting local issues.

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