Pennington County Public Warning Messages test scheduled for Wednesday, April 21
PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — Public Warning Messages are used to communicate with citizens and businesses during critical events such as severe weather and other life-threatening emergencies. The system was most recently used to notify individuals being evacuated during the Schroeder Fire on March 29.
The Pennington County system will send a test message on Wednesday, April 21 between 9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m., at the same time as the planned tornado drill, and held during Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 19 – 23.
This test message will only be sent to individuals who have self-registered for Public Warning Messages.
Anyone wishing to sign up for Public Warning Messages can do so here. Businesses and residents listed in the Pennington County 911 database (landlines) are automatically subscribed to alerts by phone.
Visit Rapid City Pennington County Emergency Management online here for safety tips and information on how to plan for disasters and emergencies.