Notification system plans update
Harrison County recently replaced its alert system Everbridge with Onsolve CodeRED Community Notification System and Weather Warning service to help disseminate important or critical information along with alerting residents in the path of severe thunderstorms, flash floods and tornadoes.
An “all call” event to purge the database of bad numbers, etc. is scheduled to take place Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m.
“We encourage you to go to harrisoncounty.in.gov, hover over ‘Government,’ select ‘Office Listings’ and click on ‘Emergency Management,’ then click on ‘CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS’,” said Greg Reas, director of Harrison County’s Emergency Management Agency. “Or, you can text ‘textema’ to 99411 from your mobile phone and enter your contact information, including additional phone numbers, text and email addresses to ensure all of the data in our system is accurate and current.
“You will then have the opportunity to choose which of the weather warnings you want to be made aware of,” he said. “You need to do this even if you had previously registered with Everbridge.”
The CodeRED app can also be installed on smartphones.
“If you know of anyone who does not receive these notification calls who lives in Harrison County, please encourage them to visit the harrisoncounty.in.gov, or text textema from their mobile phone to 99411 and enter their information,” Reas said.
For assistance, send an email to [email protected] or call 812-738-8949.