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 www.dothanhoustoncountyema.org.

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

For information regarding Henry County's system, visit e911.henrycountyalabama.org


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