Walker County To Test Hyper Reach Community Alert System On Aug. 1

Friday, July 14, 2017

Walker County will conduct a test of its Hyper-Reach Community Alert system on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at noon. The test will provide the public with an opportunity to verify they are registered to receive the alerts.

Hyper-Reach provides phone and email notifications to the public during times of emergency or community concern. It can even pinpoint specific people to send alerts to based on their location, so only those impacted receive a message. It was last used to provide alerts about the recent boil water advisory.

Community members must subscribe to the free service in order to receive the community and weather related alerts. Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield strongly encourages the public to sign-up now before the Aug. 1, test to insure they are getting the messages.

Those interested in receiving community alerts can register online at walkerga.us or by calling the Walker County Commissioner's Office at 706-638-1437 and ask to be added to the list.



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