County’s Mass Notification System Upgraded
THOMASTON, GA, March 30, 2016 ― Upson County has upgraded their Mass Notification System. The Everberidge Citizen’s Alert System was placed in service three years ago. Since then, new and improved technology has lead Everbridge to upgrade their delivery platform. Upson County’s Mass Notification System transitioned to this new platform on March 17, 2016.
Citizens that registered online when the system first came about need to go online and validate their information, as some may have had phone number changes in the past three years. Citizens that never registered online (linking their land lines and their mobile numbers together) should do so now in order to get the maximum benefit from this service. Citizens that have never registered at all or are new to our communities should also register online. Go to www.upsoncountyga.org and click on the citizen alert links to get to the easy-to-use registration / login site. Citizens that do not have internet access may call 706/741-1407 and be assisted in registering their contact numbers.
The improved alert system will provide automatic weather alerts in the events of severe thunderstorm warnings, tornado watches, and tornado warnings. You may also customize the alerts by adding a ‘quiet time’ range. No phone alerts will come to your phones from the Upson County Mass Notification System during your set ‘quiet time’ unless a TORNADO WARNING is issued. That one warning overrides any preferences set by users.
You may also set up preferences about notifications regarding road closures, utility outages, water main breaks and boil water notices, missing persons, shelter locations and mandatory evacuations.
The Mass Notification System is a free service to all citizens residing within the boundaries of Upson County, including the City of Thomaston and the City of Yatesville.
Please share this information with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Any questions? Contact Upson Emergency Management Agency via email, EMA@upsoncountyga.org or by phone at 706/647-5600 or 706/741-1407 (cell).