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Thomas Co. 911 Center to install communication technology for emergencies

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THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

Folks at the 911 center in Thomas County will soon roll out a new reverse technology that will help notify the public during emergency events.

After the January storms that came through South Georgia, city and county leaders decided this type of technology is much needed.

The system is called Geocast.

It will call people in a certain radius during bad weather events or law enforcement emergencies.

"Its driven by the county map and the numbers placed within the system." said Ann Powell, 911 Director.

911 personnel said it's important for Thomasville and Thomas County residents to update their contact information.

"Most homes in Thomas county had land line phones, we have lost a lot of the landlines phones. The majority of the people are carrying cell phones." said Powell.

The system is private.

Officials said they wont be able to see the contact information.

It will only be used by the program during those emergency situations.

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