Berrien County to test wireless emergency alert system September 12

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. - Berrien County Emergency Management officials will test the Wireless Emergency Alert system at 3 p.m. on September 12.

The test will cover a 1.5-mile diameter area, centered near the Berrien County Jail and affecting parts of Saint Joseph and Benton Harbor.

Anyone inside this area with a wireless emergency alert-enabled device should expect to receive an alert.

The alert will include the following message: “TEST. Go to to provide feedback on your receipt of this test.”

This test will look at the improvements made to location-based alerts.

“We want people to be confident in this system’s capabilities so they act immediately to protect themselves when an alert is sent out,” said CPT Rockey Adams, the County’s Emergency Management Coordinator.  “People have a tendency to question if the alert is real, and this can cost them valuable time needed to take action. Our goal is to provide clear, timely information and send it to those who need it.”

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