A trial of the national telephone warning system, EMERGENCY ALERT, will be conducted in the ACT this Tuesday, 7 June 2011, from 7pm.
The trial will be conducted in Dunlop from Ginninderra Drive through to the Dunlop Grasslands, and from the fire trail west of the Charnwood district playing fields, out to the West Belconnen Pond.
People with a landline telephone in the chosen trial areas will receive a test EMERGENCY ALERT voice message featuring the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS) sound.
People with a mobile phone who have their billing address within the chosen trial areas will receive a text test EMERGENCY ALERT message. This also means if your mobile phone billing address is within one of the chosen trial areas and you are not physically at that location at the time the test message is sent out you will still receive the test text message.
People who receive the test EMERGENCY ALERT message will not be required to take any action.