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Alcorn Adds New Alert System

Posted by WCBI News Director | August 22, 2012 / 03:22pm | Local News
CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - Alcorn County supervisors have signed up for the public safety notification system CodeRED.
    
Emergency Management Director Ricky Gibens says 10 entities, including the city of Corinth, are participating.
   
The Daily Corinthian reports (http://bit.ly/NF2fG0) that the cost will be about $1,600 per agency.
   
Gibens says agencies can send out alerts about severe weather, road closings and other public safety matters.
   
The service sends notifications to both land lines and cellular phones and offers a mobile phone application. Alerts can also be targeted to specific areas, such as in the case of a road closing.
   
The county is able to get a group rate through the Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District. Gibens says the school districts and hospital may also participate, which would further decrease the cost per agency.
   
 
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