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Lowndes to get new emergency call system

October 23, 2007

Valdosta - Lowndes County may soon have a new way to notify people in an emergency.

The Lowndes County Commission is looking to purchase the Code Red Alert System.

It will call either a segment of the county or the entire county, warning of an emergency and giving instructions on what to do and where to go.

They say it could be critical in saving lives by quickly notifying people of an emergency.  "We work very well with the news media, newspaper and radio to get messages out but that's only good if people are watching TV, listening to the radio or reading the paper. Especially in the event if something happens in the middle of the night when most people are sleeping," says Ashley Tye, Lowndes County EMA Director.

The system would cost 27 thousand dollars and is expected to be approved in tonight's county commission meeting.

If approved it should be installed in the next few weeks.

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