The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office will conduct a test next week of the CodeRed Emergency Notification System, commonly referred to as Auburn Alert, the city said today in a press release.
The test will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, and the system will place phone calls to the entire community. Simultaneously, emergency warning signs located throughout the city will be activated, directing people to tune to 1700 AM to hear a similar message.
The test message will contain information on how people can register their cell phones, Internet phones, and e-mail addresses into the system. Residents can also register in advance of the test by visiting www.auburnwa.gov and clicking the “Auburn Alert” link. Those who have previously registered do not need to do so again unless their address or phone numbers have changed.
Residential and business customers of Qwest communications who specifically subscribe to the “No Solicitation” service may not receive calls from the emergency calling system. Those customers should ensure that they have registered a cell phone number and/or e-mail address or that they specifically speak with Qwest and request that calls from Code Red be allowed through.
Residents of Auburn who do not receive the test call and who do not subscribe to call blocking features on their phones should visit the City of Auburn website to ensure they are registered and/or call City of Auburn Emergency Management at 253-876-1925.