Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm reports on Saturday March 7, between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00p.m. the Linn County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a semi-annual test of the Linn-Benton Alert system.

Linn-Benton Alert is a system that can push out emergency notifications to Linn and Benton County residents of emergencies, evacuations or other emergency events. Residents can sign up for the notifications by clicking on “Linn-Benton Alert” at the bottom right-hand corner of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office website at Residents can choose how and where they receive alerts including cell, home, and/or work phone, by text message or TTY (hearing impaired devices) and more.