IPAWS Test - December 11, 2019

The County of Napa will be testing its Mass Notification Systems from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm on December 11th, 2019. Testing will focus on the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system and the Nixle alerting system. 

Below is a map of the area that should receive the test message (click on the map to view a larger version). 

IPAWS Test message area for 12-11-19. This is the Aetna Springs, Pope Valley, and Angwin areas of Na Opens in new window

This is the Aetna Springs, Pope Valley, and Angwin areas of Napa County. Note: you may have received an alert even if you were outside of the test area. We encourage everyone to complete the survey (available on December 11) in order to assist with improving our service to the public, emergency responses, and emergency planning efforts.

The survey does request your location at the time of notification. This information will only be used for the purposes of evaluating the accuracy of the County’s Mass Notification System.

During actual emergencies, these systems are used to provide information to residents and visitors. These systems are used in response to all hazards or emergencies where immediate action from the public is necessary.

The WEA system is similar to the Amber Alert system in which you will hear a loud tone on your phone along with receiving a text message, which will state the following: Emergency Alert TEST message. Go to www.readynapacounty.org/IPAWS for feedback. No other action needed. 

In addition to WEA and Nixle, the County is collaborating with the National Weather Service to test the reception of NOAA Weather Radio system within Napa County. NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather and safety information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

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