Catoosa County Launches advanced Emergency Alert System

CATOOSA COUNTY, Georgia (WDEF)- The Catoosa County Emergency Management Agency has launched a state of the art emergency alert system to notify citizens of severe weather, environmental hazards, and criminal activity.

By replacing the counties legacy emergency alert system with hyper reach the Catoosa county EMA is able to notify and protect citizens with instant mass notifications.

The system will quickly alert Catoosa county citizens with a mix of telephone calls, as well as texts and emails.

“The main thing is to try to keep the public safe. Get that notification out to them. Tell them whether they’re supposed to shelter in place or leave an area for an evacuation. Or just for a general notification, if it’s a boil water situation like we had a few years ago here in city of Ringgold,” said Steve Quinn, EMA Director.

Catoosa county residences do need to sign up for the service and it can be done through your phone or internet in around a minute.

Link to sign up can be found here or by calling or texting “Alert” to 706-944-8090.

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