The city is about to launch a program operated by CodeRED of Orlando, Fla.
Suwanee Police and city officials are near launching an emergency alert system by the end of September 2012. Residents will be able to receive notices on weather and other emergencies via several mediums. The city will use CodeRED, which is produced by Emergency Communications Network of Orlando, Fla. "It's a pretty slick system," City Manager Marty Allen said at a recent City Council work session. Allen noted that there will be three types of alerts for residents: There will be no limit to the amount of phone numbers that citizens can sign up, and people can also get alerts via text or email. In 2013, residents can get multiple addresses to a single number. DeKalb County and Fulton County are among the municipalities that already use the …
First nationwide test of the Emergency Alert system will be Wednesday.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System Wednesday next week. According to the official website, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be working in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 2 p.m. EST on Nov. 9. The EAS test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for any type of hazard and that the U.S. public can receive critical and vital information should it ever be needed. Over the past year, these agencies have been working with the broadcast community, cable operators and programmers as well as other …