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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you live in Dougherty County, you may get a phone call soon, asking you to sign up for the Code Red emergency notification program.

Code Red alerts you to severe weather conditions and other emergencies. The county can send out manual alerts to all listed phone numbers, but quicker automated alerts go out to registered numbers when the National Weather Service issues a warning.

Only about 5,600 people have signed up for those automatic alerts and the county wants to make sure it's a cost effective program.

"Obviously in these tight economic times, the more people you have using the system the more cost effective it is and that's what the county has to look at," said Albany Fire Chief James Carswell. 

The whole system costs the county about $32,000 a year. About 40,000 numbers will be called tonight by the system, asking for people to sign up.

If you sign up and don't want to be on the list later on, you can always ask to be taken off of the list.

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