Rep. Tim LeGeyt Encourages Residents to Sign Up for Emergency Notifications
Representative Tim LeGeyt, of Avon and Canton, is encouraging residents to sign up for the CT Alert Emergency Notification System. CT Alert ENS allows state and local officials to help protect lives and property by providing critical information to residents during emergencies, including dangerous situations related to schools or an emergency weather alert like a tornado warning.
The system allows authorized users, such as state and local emergency personnel, to quickly send out an emergency alert to residents in any affected geographic area within the state. Depending on the emergency, the alert may be sent to an entire town, part of a town, a group of towns, or a large area of the state.
“In emergency situations, reaction time is precious. The more reaction time residents have, the better their chances of escaping harm,” said Rep. LeGeyt. “Some people don’t always have on a TV or radio during the day but they do usually find themselves near a telephone of some sort. This system would alert those residents in the rare case of a potential life-threatening situation,” he continued.
To sign-up for alerts or to learn more about the program you can visit www.ctalert.gov. In addition to a “land-line,” residents can also add mobile phones, e-mail, text messaging and other instant messaging as a means of receiving alerts.
“In light of the recent severe weather and tornado warnings in Connecticut this summer, I wanted to encourage everyone to take advantage of this service that our state provides free of charge,” said LeGeyt. “The CT Alert ENS a great tool. It’s an easy way to add a level of protection and peace of mind,” he said.
CT Alert ENS is managed by the State Departments of Public Safety and Emergency Management and Homeland Security and is available for use by state and local 911 Emergency Communications Centers, and some state agencies.
For more information about state government visit www.RepLeGeyt.com or call 1-800-842-1423.
This was featured in the Hartford Courant.