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Dougherty County looking at CodeRed emergency warning system

March 11, 2008

Albany -- People in Dougherty County could soon have a new tool to warn them of severe weather and other emergencies.

Emergency Management officials say they could have part of a new reverse 9-1-1 notification system working in ten days. County Commissioners tentatively approved the purchase of a Code Red telephone emergency warning system.

That system will send messages to all phones in an area where an emergency is forecast or an event is happening. Because it's linked to the National Weather Service, their radar can more closely pinpoint the track of severe weather and call a warning. Dougherty Co. Emergency Management Deputy Director Jim Vaught said "It will just pull out the area to be affected by the storm, and notify everybody within the polygon, rather than have to go out and notify this entire area. By doing that, speed, these people are notified much faster."  

 The system would cost $37,500 a year. Emergency Managers say it would be used in conjunction with their siren network and is not meant to replace weather radios.

The Commission is expected to give final approval for the system Monday.

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