CivicReady, the City of Hot Springs’ emergency notification provider, will launch a test alert by phone, text and email at 1 p.m. on Friday to all Hot Springs Utilities customers in order to assess system capabilities. Residents will receive messages based on whether they are signed up for phone, text, email or a combination of methods. The test message will have wording similar to the following: "This is a test of the CivicReady emergency notification system by the City of Hot Springs, and no action is required. Again, this is only a test. Thank you." The number shown on Caller ID will be (501) 238-3777.