IT-alert, tests on specific risks continue in three Regions
The sending of the test message is scheduled for January 30 and 31 and February 6. The interested Regions are Liguria, Marche and Lazio. Last update: January 30, 2024
On January 30 and 31 and then on February 6, three tests of the IT-alert national public warning system will be conducted in the Regions of Liguria, Marche, and Lazio on major accidents in industrial facilities and the collapse of large dams.
For major accident in industrial facilities subject to the Seveso Directive, the notification text reads as follows:
TEST TEST IT-alert test message. There is an ongoing SIMULATION of an accident in an industrial facility in the area where you are. To learn what message you will receive in case of real danger, go to www.it-alert.gov.it/en TEST TEST
For collapse of large dams, the notification text will read as follows:
TEST TEST IT-alert test message. There is an ongoing SIMULATION of a dam collapse in the area where you are. To learn what message you will receive in case of real danger, go to www.it-alert.gov.it/en TEST TEST
During the days of the testing, from the website's homepage, there will be access to a dedicated page where it will be possible to view the text of the message that would arrive in case of real danger and the link to the survey that citizens in the involved territories are invited to fill out, also in case they don't receive any notification.
The notification will arrive on the switched-on and connected cell phones of those in the target areas according to the following schedule:
January 30, 12 p.m.
Major accident in industrial facilities
▪ Liguria Region - IPLOM, Busalla, Mignanego, Ronco Scrivia e Savignone (GE)
January 31, 12 p.m.
Collapse of large dams
▪ Marche Region - Rio Canale Dam – Massignano (AP), Campofilone (FM)
February 6, 12 p.m
Collapse of large dams
▪ Lazio Region - Collemezzo Dam – Ceprano, Arce, San Giovanni Incarico (FR)
Test dates may be subject to change if regional civil protection systems are involved in activities for any ongoing meteo-hydro alerts or emergencies.
As part of the testing activities of the IT-alert system, a series of technical-functional tests will be performed on January 31, February 1, and 2 - from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - affecting 913 limited areas within a 2 km radius throughout Italy with industrial facilities at risk of major accidents.
The technical-functional test ensures that devices in the affected areas do not receive the message. However, it is possible, even if very unlikely, that the message will reach some older generation devices.
The notification text will read:
TEST TEST technical-functional test of the IT-alert system TEST TEST.