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County Upgrades The Alert Montgomery System


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The Alert Montgomery emergency warning system that has been in place since 2004 has received major improvements.

County Executive Isiah Leggett announced at a press conference on Monday, Oct. 13 that residents who are currently subscribed to the 10-year-old system will need to upgrade their accounts to receive the improvements to the system.

“Through a regional Council of Governments partnership, we are now able to offer enhancements that will improve the speed, the reliability and the customization of the alerts our subscribers, as well as those throughout the National Capital area, can receive,” said Leggett. “By taking just a few minutes beginning this Wednesday, Oct 15, to upgrade your account, you will receive long-lasting improvements impacting your personal safety and that of your family and/or business.”

“Emergency managers throughout the region have worked diligently to support this positive advancement to our warning system,” said Director of the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Chris Voss. “My office is pleased to be able offer this new and improved Alert Montgomery that is more reliable and allows the user more choices and flexibility when receiving alerts.”