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Mitchell Co. buys Code Red alert system

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Mitchell County citizens now have a new warning system for severe weather, but you need to sign up to get the alerts.   

You must register your phone number to receive the service, but there's no cost.      

The system was pressed into service last week during the severe weather, and more than 1,200 Mitchell County numbers got calls.

"We bought the program that is set off automatically by the National Weather Service.  There's no human factor on our end to push that button, it's automatically done," said Mitchell County EMA Director Ann Lamb.       

To sign up you can call the Emergency Management Agency, or click this link or this one to sign up.

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