Reverse 911 system soon replaced

New system easy for authorities and residents


The local emergency alert system will soon be replaced following an address to the Kimball County Commissioners from Sheriff Harry Gillway last week, regarding the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) program.

The program, launched in 2006 in response to presidential executive order #13407, required the United States comprehensive system to “alert and warn the American people in situations of war, terrorist attack, natural disaster or other hazards to public safety and well-being.”

This system that we now use locally is referred to most as the “all call” system, or tec...

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