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CPSO encouraging residents to sign up for emergency alert system

As damage assessment is now well underway from the deadly storm last weekend, so too is the...
As damage assessment is now well underway from the deadly storm last weekend, so too is the appraisal of a brand new emergency alert system in Caddo Parish.((Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA))
Published: Feb. 20, 2020 at 5:33 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - In January the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office started the new year introducing a brand new emergency alert system.

CPSO notified the public about their brand new system called Everbridge in a news conference hours before severe weather hit Northwest Louisiana.

Now a month later as heavy rains continue to pour, CPSO is still encouraging the public to download their emergency alert system — especially since this is Severe Weather Awareness Week.

The alert system will provide the public with critical information about a variety of situations including severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing people, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

Those who sign up will receive time-sensitive messages from your home, mobile or business phones, email address, and text messages. You can pick how and where you would like to receive those messages.

Those interested in signing up for the system can do so here.

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