Residents of Bowling Green and Warren County will soon be able to get emergency alerts on their computer, land line phone or cell phone – or all of the above.
Warren County Emergency Management is launching a system called Alert Sense that can warn about situations like tornadoes, floods, hazardous materials or a missing person.
“We’re just really excited to roll this out because it adds that extra layer of security and protection for everybody in Warren County," said Melissa Moore, a spokesperson for emergency management. "Not everyone has a weather radio and a lot of people rely on our community outdoor warning sirens that you can’t always hear inside.”
Residents can begin signing up now online or through the mobile app Alert Sense in the app store.
Moore said residents can choose from a wide range of notifications.
“You are automatically signed up to receive emergency alerts from us, which include crime and imminent danger, evacuation alerts, hazardous materials, missing persons and Amber Alerts. Then you have the option to sign up for the specific weather alerts that you would like to receive.”
The Alert Sense system is free to residents of Bowling Green and Warren County. It will begin operating Jan.1.