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Wed November 12, 2008
Emergency Alert Program To Be Tested Thursday
By Carrie Pond
Murray, KY – Murray-Calloway County residents will receive electronic "robo-calls" tomorrow morning as both city and county officials test a new public-alert software system. Calloway County Emergency Management Director Bill Call says he and other officials are considering purchasing the software, which calls residents and delivers a pre-recorded message in the event of an emergency. He says the program is less expensive and can reach more people with more detailed information than emergency sirens. Call says officials will test the software's ability to place both county- and city-wide calls and calls to specific neighborhoods or areas. The test is set to begin at 10 a-m tomorrow morning and Call says it could last an hour or more.