The Emergency Services Division of the Benton County Sheriff's Office is announcing a test of the Linn-Benton ALERT system at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10.

The test will cover all of Benton County. All traditional land phone lines in the 911 database will receive the message. Those who have registered other devices with the system, also will receive the test message. Recipients will be given the option to confirm receipt of the message on each phone or device.

The Linn-Benton ALERT Emergency Notification System is a mass notification system that allows public safety officials to provide rapid notifications to residents of emergencies, evacuations, and other urgent events. There will be no reason to call the Sheriff's Office once people receive the message.

People who would like to sign up for the Linn-Benton Alert System can do so by visiting the website