Madison County leaders want to implement an emergency alert system for county residents.
Such a system would provide up-to-date weather and emergency information through a variety of forms, such as phone calls, emails and texts to those who sign up for the service.
“It’s much better than a weather siren,” said 911 director David Camp.
County commissioners agreed Aug. 29 to allow Camp to seek “requests for proposals” for such a service. Madison County has applied for a 50/50 matching grant from the state for such a system. Leaders believe it’s likely the grant will be approved and commissioners said Aug. 29 that they want to be ready to move quickly on implementing the system if the grant is approved.