KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana county without sirens for tornado warnings might soon have a system to send out emergency notifications by phone calls and emails.
The new system could be in place by next spring for residents of Kokomo and Howard County after county commissioners approved funding for it.
Howard County Sheriff Steve Rogers tells the Kokomo Tribune that such a system has been considered for several years but there were earlier concerns about limits on the number of messages that could be sent.
The messages sent by county officials could include weather warnings, road and school closures and alerts on missing children. Residents will need to register to receive the notifications.
The system will cost $25,000 the first year and $30,000 in the following two years.
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