Hall County will be able to alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues and in-process violent crimes within minutes. Messages can be sent to individuals using a variety of contact mechanisms - cell phone, landline, email, text messaging, fax, pager, and more - ensuring that residents and Hall County staff receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens listed in the county's 911 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by landline, though any individual may self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out. In addition, Hall County plans to use the alert system to notify residents about other important activities, such as road closures and water utility maintenance.
A Message From the Director
"We have a commitment to protect our citizens from any danger that threatens our community. The ability to reach all residents quickly during an emergency in order to warn them and provide guidance is critical to upholding that commitment." said Hall County EMA Director David Kimbrell. "The mass notification and interactive communication system ensures Hall County will be able to react quickly and efficiently to reach each individual in the case of an emergency."