At 3 p.m. June 28 Elbert County Emergency Management initiated a test call on the new CodeRED Reverse notification system. Test statistics: 11,975 …
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At 3 p.m. June 28 Elbert County Emergency Management initiated a
test call on the new CodeRED Reverse notification system.
11,975 phone numbers called
7931 numbers (or 66%) of numbers called were delivered to a
person or answering machine.
Time taken to initiate call, deliver the message, and complete
calls to all dialed 11,959 phone numbers was 28 minutes.
The system will attempt to call a phone number up to three times
in the first notification.
Any numbers that responded with no answer, or had an operator
intercept like ‘this number is no longer in service’, was attempted
in a second round of calling.
The second round of calling included 4044 phone numbers. Of
those calls, 670 numbers answered. Time taken to complete these
calls was 8 minutes.
The final round of calling included 3374 phone numbers. Of those
calls, another 185 numbers answered. Time taken to complete calls
was 7 minutes.
After the test was completed, over 200 new phone numbers were
signed up for the new weather warning system.
The purpose of this test was to test the thresholds of the local
telephone company facilities in the event of a mass notification
and to offer citizens the free Code RED weather warning
The Code Red systems allows for the recipient of the call to
replay the message if they answer the phone in person. Also, the
caller ID phone number that the call comes in from can be called
back to replay the message.
“Elbert County is now able to provide reverse emergency
notification and weather warning services to its citizens, just in
time for the active severe weather season. We’ve had several phone
calls and e-mails saying ‘thank you for the weather warnings’.
People also like the idea of knowing what’s happening at their
property, when their out of town,’” said, LaRiea Thompson,
Emergency management director.
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