Don't Hang Up - Emergency Alert coming to SG

Souris Glenwood residents are required to register for the Emergency Alert System that will soon be implemented in the area.

 

The dreaded robo-call – except this is one you’re going to want to take so DON’T HANG UP!

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The Municipality of Souris Glenwood has contracted with CodeRED to provide an emergency alert system to the municipality and within the next week to ten days area phone numbers will receive a recorded message indication that you must sign up. It’s very important that residents within the municipality register. The numbers that will be calling are as follows: 1-866-419-5000 or 1-855-969-4636. The recoded message will direct you to an online registrations system that is very easy to navigate.

The press release reads as follows:

Following a thorough evaluation and review of alerting systems, the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood has implemented CodeRED, a high-speed emergency mass notification service provided by Ormond Beach, FL-based OnSolve, LLC.

The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and staff. The system sends telephone calls, text messages, emails and posts to social media channels to inform residents to better protect life and property. CodeRED was selected for its reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s wide spread adoption rates across the U.S and Canada.

CodeRED’s notification system will provide the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly deliver critical information to citizens during emergencies. Souris Glenwood officials will use the system to notify residents of fires, floods, drinking water emergencies, road closures and any other important notifications.

 OnSolve has provided the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers; however all residents living within the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood limits are encouraged to visit https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/BFAAD107527F and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll their contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. No one should automatically assume they are in the emergency contact database.

Public safety officials across the United States and Canada have credited CodeRED notifications for successfully locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals and issuing timely evacuations.

According to Public Works Manager Andrew Hamilton, The Emergency Alert System is something they’ve been investigating since last summer. They have ccompared CodeRED to a Canadian system and found that the American system was much more user friendly and provided most current information as well as coming in at a lower cost to taxpayers. “This system is going to be on a yearly contract basis and comes in at a cost of only $2000.00 a year,” explained Hamilton. “We spoke with Neepawa because it’s the system they use and they explained that the challenge is getting people to sign up.”

You can register your number at the email listed above or follow the instructions that you will receive from the “all call” that will be coming in the near future.

Once the database is complete a test date will be announced.

 

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