The Roane County Office of Emergency Services has a new community emergency notification program. It will help authorities contact individual community members in the case of a community emergency such as severe weather, active shooter, or other event.
“We are requesting that everyone visit the Hyper-Reach website and input your preferred means of communication, including email and text alerts,” a press release said. “The purpose of this sign-up page is that 911 data only includes landline numbers.”
Cell phones, emails, and special needs technology, like TDD for the hearing-impaired, are not included in the regular Accu-Reach data unless the individual involved signs up for messages from these other-than-landline sources. There is an easy sign-up form specific for every user. It’s simple and only takes a minute. [Read more…]