Officials to Test New Emergency Alert System

By: Tim Elliott Email
By: Tim Elliott Email

Houston county officials are getting ready to test the new "code red notification system"

Here's how it works: during a dangerous weather event or emergency, an automated message will call every registered phone number in the effected area.

This Thursday, officials will test the system.

“Remember this, it's a reverse 911 system and we got to have your information in the database. We think we've got probably 90% in our database but we'd like to get 100% or pretty close to it,” said Houston Co. EMA Director Clark Matthews.

If you don't receive a call Thursday and would like to be on the list, visit

Click on "notification system" to sign up for the code red alert.

For information regarding Henry County's system, visit

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  • by Dana on Jan 12, 2010 at 06:34 AM
    There is no "notification system" link on that page.
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