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Hendo EMA asking residents to register for emergency alert system

Henderson County is updating its emergency alert system and is asking residents to help by giving their most up-to-date information.

Emergency Management Director Larry Koerber tells 14 News the last time EMA gathered people's information was five years ago.

He says a lot of people have since made the switch from land lines to cell phones.

That's why Henderson County EMA officials are asking both city and county residents to register their most current information.

He says unused land lines slow the system down.

It takes just a few minutes to register.

Just go to the Henderson County website and click on the tab "Code Red", and follow the prompts.

As soon as you register, you will be able to receive emergency alerts pertaining to the area you live in.

Koerber says it's important to update your address as well.

"For instance, if there is an evacuation, or a shelter in place, or a hazardous materials incident or whatever it may be, we can draw that particular area on a map and it will call everybody," says Koerber.

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