|Published: 9:33 AM, 10/22/2012
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-The City of Sweetwater is
starting use of its new Delta Alert notification system.
The system will send an automated
message to participants' phone numbers or e-mails warning citizens
of upcoming weather dangers, traffic closures, missing person alerts
and more. Residents included in the alert system will receive a free
automated message on their home phone line, as filed with the Monroe
County Emergency 9-1-1 system starting this coming week.
If you have a home phone number at your
residence inside Sweetwater's city limits, you will automatically be
included in this system. You may opt out of receiving any messages
by calling City Hall at 423-337-6979.
If you have a cell phone number or
email address that you would like to receive the alerts on, you will
need to sign up via the website at www.deltalert.com, which is linked
from the city's website at www.sweetwatertn.net or the city's
Facebook page. You must have an e-mail address to log into the
system. You will create a password and enter what phone numbers and
e-mails you would like to be contacted on. You also have the option
to opt-out of the system entirely or opt-out of any announcement that
is not coded as an emergency.
The City of Sweetwater may utilize the
system to notify citizens of both emergency and non-emergency events,
some examples may include:
|Traffic delay alerts (such as a
|Construction/Paving notices, such
the need to move vehicles off a road that will be paved|
|Special events (Festivals, parades,
While the system was originally
purchased for citizens inside the city limits, right now there is
enough space in the system for persons just outside the city limits
to sign up for the free alerts, City Recorder Jessica Morgan said.
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