West New York, N.J. — The West New York Police Department and Office of Emergency Management will conduct a town-wide test of the Emergency Warning System on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12:00PM (noon). The aim is to ensure the alert system is an effective means of warning the public about emergencies. The test is expected to last one to two (1-2) minutes and residents will hear a loud siren during that period.
The goal of the test is to assess the operational readiness and effectiveness of the Emergency Warning System infrastructure for distribution of a Town-wide message to the public. Testing is essential to implement a standard method for regular alert and warning tests to improve the Town’s preparedness.
Other steps residents and businesses are urged to take to make sure they are prepared in the event of emergencies:
- Call 201-295-5000 for West New York Police Department (non-emergencies) and always call 911 for emergencies requiring police, fire, or medical attention.
- Sign up for West New York’s Reverse 911 system at http://www.westnewyorknj.org/911/ for email and text alerts.
- Follow the Town’s Facebook page and Twitter feed (@TownofWNY) for the latest information.
- Receive updates via text by sending 07093 to the number 888777.
- Download weather apps, monitor weather forecasts, and sign up for weather alerts.
- Visit http://ready.nj.gov and www.ready.gov for additional preparedness information.