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Code Red picks up subscribers

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A threat to do away with an early warning severe weather system has hundreds in Albany and Dougherty County signing up for Code Red.

Deputy EMA Director Jim Vaught says since the county put out the plea for people to sign up, his phone has been ringing non-stop.

He added another 400 numbers to the Code Red list Tuesday night, after the company made calls to thousands of household informing people about the program and telling them how to sign up.

Vaught has a notebook full of numbers still to add and says he'll get back to everyone who left a message.

"I have copied every one of the voicemails down, so I have their telephone number and be patient, I'll get back to you," said EMA Deputy Director Jim Vaught. "If I don't call you, please call again, it's not that we're not going to put you in, it's just that we've had so much response to this."

Vaught said he plans to meet with County Administrator Richard Crowdis tomorrow to update the numbers.

County Commissioners could decide as soon as next week whether to continue to pay for the Code Red service.

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