Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Saline Co. Residents Can Now Get Local Emergency Alerts Sent To Phone

Dorchester residents and others living in Saline County are now eligible to receive emergency alert sent to their phones or other electronic device.

The service is being offered by Saline, Jefferson and Gage Counties.

Blue Rivers Basin Alerts will provide emergency alerts and severe weather warnings that could directly impact you and your family.

Emergency officials are utilizing this system because many households no longer have traditional land-based telephone lines. 

The system, powered by AlertSense, is intended to be used for emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incidents that may have significant impacts to residents. Emergency alerts could be related to specific hazards that require some kind of action be taken such as evacuation, shelter in place, boil water orders, etc. 

Non-emergency alerts could include significant transportation problems with prolonged impacts or significant ongoing police or fire activity. This list is not meant to be all inclusive, and demonstrates that this system will not be used for routine information. 

In addition to receiving information on your wireless device, you may also receive notification on your land telephone line (if you have one) depending on the type of incident or event. 

These alerts are provided free of charge, however standard text messaging rates and other charges may apply.

To sign up for free, simply click here.

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