Civil Defence carries out regional alerting tests

Cellphones in the Bay of Plenty should have received test alerts from Bay of Plenty Civil Defence today.

They're carrying out regional tests of some of their alerting systems.

The Civil Defence group says the alerts are only a test and there's no emergency for people to be concerned over.

The test alerts include the Red Cross Hazard app, text alerts, fixed sirens in the Eastern Bay, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

The national alerting system is not involved,.

Sam Gardner