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Public Safety Department will hold test on Monday

Posted on Aug 25, 2016

By Pat Dowling
On Monday, Aug. 29, between 1 and 2 p.m., the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department will conduct a test of an enhancement to its Nixle emergency notification system. The upgrade supports the automatic dialing of telephones for major emergency voice alerts.
The test will connect with residential land lines in North Myrtle Beach and with cell phones containing the Google application.
As part of its expanding Nixle service, along with the text message and email notifications that area Nixle subscribers currently receive from the public safety department, residents who choose the additional phone call option will receive calls on their land lines and cell phones alerting them to a variety of potential public safety issues that may have an impact on the whole community, including threatening weather.
The content of the test voice mail will be as follows: “This is a test of the city of North Myrtle Beach’s Nixle dial emergency notification system. The Nixle dial telephone notification system will be used to deliver emergency information to city residents. If you also want to receive email, text and voice alerts on your cell phone, go to and create an account. This is only a test.”
For more information, contact Lt. Sean Downey at 843-280-5698.
To learn more about Nixle, visit

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