Chattooga County Upgrades Emergency Notification options by
adding weather warnings to the notification list to the
Hyper-Reach mass notification system effective January 1, 2022
Hyper-Reach (www.hyper-reach.com) is a mass notification system with over 15 years of experience in emergency messaging. Hyper-Reach sends messages via automated telephone calls, text messaging (SMS), email, and social media, such as Twitter. Other uses of Hyper-Reach include Amber alerts, toxic chemical warnings, and armed shooter alerts. In addition to 911 centers, Hyper-Reach is used by law enforcement, educational institutions, and corporations. Telephone-based mass notification systems are used by thousands of public safety agencies across the US to warn citizens about local emergencies, hazards, and other threats. Now Chattooga County has added options for subscribers with Hyper-Reach to help bring this same life-saving capability to the area. Hyper-Reach is a state-of-the-art mass emergency notification system designed specifically for public safety. The county expects to have the service fully operational by January 1, 2022.
The new emergency alert system will provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations, tornado warnings, severe thunderstorm warnings, hurricane warnings, flash flood warnings, winter storm warnings, and fire warnings, using a mix of telephone calls, text, and email messages, and even TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired. (When registering for the service you can opt-out of any of the weather warnings that you do not wish to receive). The system sends thousands of these messages to geographically targeted households in seconds, and can simultaneously deliver them to an even broader audience via social media, as well as sending broadcast messages to most current mobile telephones (made since 2011) in an affected area by providing access to FEMA’s Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system.
The County plans to use the service primarily for alerts about weather and environmental hazards, criminal activity and missing persons. Residents and people who work in Chattooga County are encouraged to enroll now either by calling or texting “Alert” to (706 230-5114) or by going to the website:
If you do not have access to the internet to sign up for Hyper-Reach call 706-857-3400 and choose one of the options below for assistance to sign up for emergency alerts.
Fran Hamilton 706-857-3400 option 1
Pamela Vaughn 706-857-3400 option 2
Citizens can also download the Hyper-Reach Anywhere app on their smartphones. Hyper-Reach Anywhere is a free smartphone app that allows individual citizens to manage and monitor the alerts they receive, both for their home and office addresses and for other addresses they care about such as those of elderly relatives or friends.
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