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Warning system to be tested Nov. 17 at Harris, Lay, Mitchell, Bouldin dams

Alabama Power will conduct the annual test of its lake-area, emergency alert system on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Residents immediately downstream of Harris, Lay, Mitchell, Jordan and Bouldin dams may receive a phone call, text or email alert during the test. The system is used to notify area residents in the event of an emergency.

The message used during the test will convey that this is only a test, that there is no emergency and that no action should be taken.

“Safety is our top priority,” said Herbie Johnson, Alabama Power Hydro general manager. “We test this alert system as well as sirens to make sure they are always ready to go in the unlikely event of an emergency. We take this precaution and preparation seriously.”

Residents can check or update their contact information for any relevant warnings or notifications at:

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