|Published: 12:00 PM, 10/17/2012
||Last updated: 12:15 PM, 10/17/2012
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
The City of Sweetwater will be
starting use of its new Delta Alert notification system this week. The system will send an
automated message to participants' phone numbers or e-mails warning citizens of upcoming weather
dangers, traffic closures, missing person alerts, etc.
Residents included in the alert system will receive an automated message on your home
phone line, as filed with the Monroe County Emergency 9-1-1 system starting next week.
If you have a home phone number at your residence inside Sweetwater, you
will automatically be included in this system. You may opt out of receiving any messages by calling
City Hall at 423- 337-6979.
If you have a cell phone number or
email address that you would like to receive the alerts on, you will need to sign up via the
website at www.deltalert.com, which is linked from the city's website at www.sweetwatertn.net or
the city's facebook page.
You must have an e-mail address
to log into the system. You will create a password and enter what phone numbers and e-mails you
would like to be contacted on. You also have the option to opt-out of the system entirely or
opt-out of any announcement that is not coded as an emergency. Again, if you are a Sweetwater
citizen and do not want to register yourself online, you may call City Hall and they can assist
The City of Sweetwater may utilize the system to notify
citizens of both emergency and non-emergency events, some examples may include:
•Missing Child Alerts
•Traffic delay alerts (such as a major wreck)
•Non-emergency alerts: Construction/Paving notices,
such as the need to move vehicles off a road that will be paved, special events (festivals, parades,
etc), and minor traffic delays.
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