Sheriff encourages signing up for emergency notifications

kcsd-doorThe following media release is from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department:

With the recent events surrounding the search and ultimate capture of fugitive Andrew Obregon and the arrival of the winter season, Kenosha County Sheriff Beth would like to remind Kenosha County residents of the availability of Emergency Notifications. Sheriff Beth encourages Kenosha County Residents to have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster or emergency and establishing alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available. Text messages are a great way to communicate. Phone voice service is easily overwhelmed and may be unavailable in an emergency.  Cell phone text messages can still get through because they take less band-width to deliver.  Also, calling long distance may be easier than making a local call. Ask a friend or family member to be your “out of town” contact. You can let that contact know you are OK. That contact can then share that information with your loved ones. These alerts are free. You can sign up by going here and clicking on the AlertSense.com link. Through these alerts you’ll receive a short text message about the pending danger.   Emergency messages are also delivered directly to your cell phone through Wireless Emergency Alerts. For more information go to the Kenosha County Emergency Management website‘, or the ReadyWisconsin website: readywisconsin.wi.gov.

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