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Contra Costa County Testing New Telephone Alert System

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    Contra Costa County Testing New Telephone Alert System
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    Don't be alarmed.
       
    An emergency test could catch people in Contra Costa County off guard Wednesday night.

    The county is testing a new emergency telephone notification system from a new vendor.

    The current warning system was heavily scrutinized after the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond last August.

    Some received alerts late.

    Others, not at all.

    Starting at 5:30 Wednesdays night, people who live near four refineries and chemical plants in the county will begin receiving calls.

    The tests will run through 7 p.m.   

    If your cell phone is registered to receive alerts, you will receive the test alert.