Thursday, May 7, 2009

I have registered for Montgomery County Red Alert System, Have you?

The county is methodically calling all residents to coerce them into joining the emergency notification system and for good reason! This service will automatically disperse quick notices to specific zip codes and/or local areas when there are serious public health issues needing quick notification. Examples might be tornadoes, chemical spills, forest fires, or hurricanes. Generally, we expect this service to be used sparingly, without flooding our email or telephones. So I joined this morning. It was easy, just completing some basic resident information. This service will complement the local Woodlands notification system. There will likely be an overlap, but different organizations control the content, so I am comfortable with receiving more notice instead of less when an emergency comes around. For weather I also subscribe to email notices from Channel 11. That includes severe storms and other weather related warnings.

Related links:
1. Montgomery County Emergency Alert Code Red System
2. Channel 11 Weather Alert System
3. The Woodlands Community Notification System

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