Madison County introduces new emergency alert system

(WISH Photo)
(WISH Photo)

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH)  – Madison County officials have a new emergency alert system that can quickly alert people who live in the county to severe weather.

According to 24-Hour News 8’s partners, The Herald Bulletin, the new system allows county officials to alert mass numbers of people by cellphone, text, voice mail and internet.

Madison County’s emergency management director said the cost of the system will vary depending on the number of people who sign up. The director said it will be cheaper than installing sirens.

Organizers said they plan to visit fairs and community events to sign people up.

Click here to sign up for the alerts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus