File photo: Chas Hundley
Washington County transitioned today to a new emergency alert system—used to notify county residents during fires, floods, for missing persons notices and the like—called Everbridge.
Washington County officials encouraged residents to sign up for the service; those previously signed up on the old system will need to sign up for Everbridge to be able to receive alerts.
“Getting emergency alerts gives you power to act quickly. It could save your life and the lives of your loved ones,” the county noted in a press release.