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City, Isabella County implement emergency notification service

March 6, 2013 - City residents and businesses, along with others in Isabella County, now have the opportunity to be notified immediately should an emergency or severe weather occur. The CodeRED system provides public safety agencies, including the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, the ability to deliver emergency notifications efficiently and effectively.

This system quickly delivers messages free of charge to those in targeted areas or all of Isabella County, with the exception of Vernon Township. Notifications could include any emergency situation such as evacuation notices or missing children, or alerts of severe weather in the area.

“It’s important for residents to register in this system so that we can reach them immediately in the event of an emergency,” said Chief Greg Walterhouse of the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department.

Residents with a landline telephone that are listed in the phone book have automatically been entered into this notification system. However, if individuals wish to receive alerts by cell phone, email and/or text, they should visit www.mt-pleasant.org and click on the CodeRED button, or click here. A mobile app is now available for most smart phones. To find the app, visit www.mt-pleasant.org and click on the CODE RED Get it now button, or click here.

“CodeRED allows geographically-based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation,” said Marc Griffis, Director of 911 for Isabella. “Therefore, individuals and businesses will be notified of an emergency situation that is within a certain radius of their residence or establishment.”

Those without access to the Internet can call the Listening Ear hotline at 989-772-2918 for assistance with registration.

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