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Posted on: August 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Cass County, ND & Clay County, MN Announce New Emergency Mass Notification System

JURISDICTIONAL Rack Card Register Cass Clay AlertsCASS COUNTY, ND & CLAY COUNTY, MN (August 3, 2020) — Mass communications to the public is an essential component for critical information sharing and public safety operations. For the last fifteen years, Cass County, ND and Clay County, MN has utilized CodeRED as the vendor for mass emergency notification system. Beginning on September 1st, Cass and Clay Counties are adopting a new mass notification system called Cass Clay Alerts, powered by Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Red River Regional Dispatch Center, will hold a press conference on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, beginning at 10:30 am at the Clay County Law Enforcement Center Poule Media Room to announce the change of mass notification vendors.

Cass and Clay Counties will use the Cass Clay Alerts emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS, home phone, email, fax, pager and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information.

Residents are encouraged to register online at CassClayAlerts.Gov before September 1st to receive these alerts. Residents that don’t have an internet connected device or need help registering may call FirstLink 24/7 for assistance by dialing 2-1-1 or 701-235-7335. If you previously signed up for CodeRED, you need to re-register for a Cass Clay Alerts account to continue to receive local emergency alerts.

“We have a commitment to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response. To uphold this, when critical information and public service announcements are available, we need to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible,” said Mark Empting, Clay County Sheriff. Cass County Sheriff, Jesse Jahner, says “the Everbridge emergency notification system allows Cass and Clay Counties to disseminate information across all types of devices, ensuring residents have access to real-time public information when they need it the most.”

“A resilient, comprehensive critical communications system is an essential tool for Cass and Clay County that need to notify thousands of residents and businesses rapidly and efficiently,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “Everbridge is proud to have been selected by Cass and Clay Counties as a critical component of its public safety and emergency response program.”

Register for Cass Clay Alerts now.

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