The City of La Vista will be testing a new notification system Thursday at 7 p.m.

The notification system will be used to send different types of emergency messages to subscribers by phone, text and/or e-mail, depending on the situation.

System provider Nixle obtained landline telephone numbers and integrated those into the city’s system as a basis for making emergency notifications by phone. 

Those receiving the test call will also be given more information about how to register additional phone numbers and email addresses, which can be done by visiting the city’s website, or by texting La Vista’s zip code, 68128, to the number 888777.

Community Relations Coordinator, Mitch Beaumont tells Newsradio 1110 KFAB, the system will not be used for severe weather because there are several vendors that provide that service.

The system will be used for the following:

Alerts - Messages pertaining to urgent matters involving health, life, safety and property dangers. These messages will be sent via all channels possible, including phone, text and email.

Advisories - Messages sent to residents in a geographic area regarding topics such as water main breaks, major road closures and missing children. These messages will also utilize all channels possible, but only for residents in the affected area.

Community - Messages regarding city-sponsored events that will impact a specific area with a large population. These messages will be send via email only.

Once registered, residents may visit and log in to their account and change their settings.