New county system sends emergency notices through email, text messagesThe Stutsman County Emergency Management office has announced the implementation of a countywide emergency notification system beginning today.
By: Brian Willhide, The Jamestown Sun
The Stutsman County Emergency Management office has announced the implementation of a countywide emergency notification system beginning today.
Once users register for the free service via www.stutsmancounty.org, any business line, cellphone line, VoIP phone line, email address or text-messaging capable phone will be able to receive emergency notifications of events such as evacuation notices, bioterrorism alerts, boil water notices and missing child reports.
Currently, only residential landline phones in Stutsman County receive emergency notifications from the county.
The service will also allow for users to sign up for emergency weather warnings as well, including tornadoes, severe weather and flash floods.
The system is in partnership with Richland County and being contracted through the company CodeRED.
To register, log onto the Stutsman County website and click on the “CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment” link.
Required information includes first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code and phone numbers you wish to be registered with the service.
Only registered users will receive the message. Normal text messaging rates apply to users who decide to opt in for the text messaging service.
A test of the CodeRED system will be initiated Thursday afternoon.
For questions about the system, call the Stutsman County Emergency Management office at 701-252-9093.