Three Rivers Planning and Development District: Three Rivers Regional Emergency Notification System

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The Three Rivers Planning and Development District (Three Rivers) implemented a reverse 9-1-1 emergency notification and severe weather warning system, the Three Rivers Regional Emergency Notification System, which has two main components, Emergency Notifications and Severe Weather Warnings. By utilizing a regional approach, Three Rivers was able to negotiate a contract with a private vendor and standardize the service, including invoicing, signup, communications, and marketing, for the eight-county region. This approach also made the project financially feasible and affordable to the smaller counties. Three Rivers coordinated public informational meetings and promoted the service through various media outlets. Both the emergency and weather warning systems have been used, and these mass communication capabilities will continue to be a crucial
tool in citizen awareness.

John Byers, Technical Assistance Director: [email protected]
Vernon R. Kelley, III, Executive Director: [email protected]

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