Emergency Alert System Officially Starts Running

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

HARRISONBURG -- The Harrisonburg- Rockingham Emergency Alert System is officially running as of July 1.

The website that allows people to sign up has had glitches in the past. Rockingham County Chief Jeremy Holloway said most of them have been fixed. But neighbors should be aware of a minor glitch that may show up.

When someone signs up for the system, it asks the person to type an address. You may get an error message once you hit next. If you do, it will take you back to the page where it asks for your address. The system will give you a drop-down menu that should give you options to choose from.

Holloway describes the alert system as a valuable resource to the community.

"If someone is lost out there and we need to send that information out. We feel that we can get that information out. Again is only good as people sign in and they keep their information updated. It won't automatically pick up on it," said Holloway.

You can sign up online at this website.

If you are still having problems signing up contact the Harrisonburg or Rockingham county Fire Department.

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