JEFFERSON PARISH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PREPAREATHON DAY
Jefferson Parish Emergency Management is scheduled to test Emergency Alert Systems on Friday, September 30, 2016, 11:00am, in conjunction with National PrepareAthon Day.
Jefferson Parish residents, businesses, JPAlert subscribers, and individuals within Jefferson Parish with a cellular emergency alert capable cell phone or published residential and/or business landline phones can expect to receive an EMERGENCY ALERT TEST via Jefferson Parish’s Emergency Alert System.
JPAlert subscribers and Jefferson Parish residential and business landline recipients will hear the message, “THIS IS ONLY A TEST OF THE JEFFERSON PARISH EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM FOR NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH, PREPARATHON DAY. PLEASE ENCOURAGE FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO SIGN-UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS FROM JEFFERSON PARISH AT JPALERT.COM. FOR PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION VISIT www.GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG. PLEASE CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS MESSAGE FROM THE INSTRUCTIONS AT THE END OF THIS ALERT.” These recipients are asked to press ‘1’ to confirm receipt of the TEST message.
Recipients of emergency text alerts via cellular or wireless devices can expect to receive the TEST TEXT ALERTmessage from the Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS), “JPALERT SYSTEM – TEST – NATIONAL PREPAREATHON DAY. INFO AT WWW.GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG AND JPALERT.COM.” These recipients are asked to confirm receipt of the TEST message by sending an email to JPEOC@jeffparish.net.
Jefferson Parish residents will also receive a TEST emergency alert voice message via Cox Communications override of Cox programming stating the following, “THIS IS ONLY A TEST OF THE JEFFERSON PARISH EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM. THIS TEST IS FOR NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH, PREPAREATHON DAY FOR JEFFERSON PARISH CITIZENS. TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS FROM JEFFERSON PARISH, PLEASE SIGN-UP AT JPALERT.COM. FOR PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT WWW.GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG.”
Jefferson Parish Emergency Management asks you to encourage family, friends, and neighbors to sign-up for JPAlert at JPAlert.com to receive emergency notifications.