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Monday, September 27, 2010

ECNS Test in CR Today

DEM, in cooperation with the City of Castle Rock, will be conducting our annual test of the Emergency Community Notification System (ECNS), Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. for residents inside the SW and SE sections of the City of Castle Rock. ECNS is a reverse-calling system that allows emergency officials to send a recorded emergency message directly to the residents of an affected area via landline phones.

Residents in the area specified can expect a phone call with a recorded message indicating that a test is being conducted by the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. No further action is required.

All county residents without a landline phone, can register their cell-phone or VOIP phone by visiting the Cowlitz County Emergency Management blog at, clicking on the “Alert Cowlitz County” icon on the right-hand side of the screen and following the prompts. This allows these residents to receive these messages also.

If you have any questions regarding the test, please contact the Department of Emergency Management at (360) 577-3130.

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