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Officials urge Iowans to not call 911 about test emergency messages

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Officials are urging Iowans to not call 911 to report receiving test emergency messages via text. Many mobile users in Iowa, and about a dozen other states, have received one or more text messages via Wireless Emergency Alerts.

These messages have not originated from the State of Iowa or any local jurisdiction in Iowa.

These text messages are test messages only, according to the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Do not call 911 about them, since they are not about an emergency. State officials are investigating the issue at this time and will provide an update once more information is available.

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