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Montezuma County Emergency Alert System
Wednesday October 4th, 2023 :: 09:00 a.m. MDT


Oct 4 at 1220 a Federal Msg will be sent to all phones. This is NOT the County system, we have no control. Please do not call dispatch.

At 12:20 PM the federal government will test its nationwide Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts. The purpose is to ensure that the systems continue to be an effective means of warning the public about national emergencies. Cell towers will broadcast the test for approximately 30 minutes. All wireless phones should receive the message only once. People will cell phones will get a message that reads: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed. To help ensure that these alerts are accessible to the entire public, including people with disabilities, the alerts are accompanied by a unique tone and vibration.
This is not done by the County, we have no control over this message. This is a totally different platform used by the Federal Government.  So please do not call dispatch for information. For information, go to:


As the County has no control over this upcoming alert, please do not call our Dispatch center for information, just go to the Web site listed in the email for information.

Montezuma County Emergency Alert System
730 E Driscoll St
Cortez, CO 81321

Emergency: 9-1-1

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