Webster County officials are still encouraging residents to sign up for the new Wireless Emergency Notification System. The county rolled out the new system on May 1 as a replacement for the Code Red system, and it allows residents to receive text, email, or voice alerts for free. Webster County EMA Coordinator Tony Jorgenson says the program is a very efficient way to receive up to the minute updates:
Jorgensen said text messaging is the preferred type of communication, however email and voice notifications are also available. Residents can visit www.webstercountyia.org to sign up. Next Tuesday between 9:00-4:30, residents without access to a computer wishing to receive alerts are encouraged to call 227-2600 to get signed up.