Waldo County to test emergency messaging system Friday afternoon

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BELFAST, Maine (WABI) Waldo County officials will be testing their emergency alert system Friday afternoon.

A text message alert will be sent to all cell phones in the area at 3 o'clock.

It will read "This is a test of the Waldo County Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is required."

The test is to check that the system will function as planned during a real emergency.