"We are a mobile society now," said Bryan County Emergency Management Director James Dalton, "and we have got to be able to reach that mobile society."
"From our standpoint if we know weather's bad," said Dalton
, "if we're under a tornado watch, if we have a tornado warning, anything of that nature, we have another means of getting that information out to the public in a timely manner."
In addition, people who sign up for the service will receive administrative messages like court date reminders, road closings and utility notices.
The service only costs one dollar and ninety-one cents a year per household, and that includes service for up to six devices.
says this is not about money.
"We don't care about that as much as we do getting that notification out and getting out in a timely manner," said Dalton
, "and through a means that people are used to using now."