MOUNT VERNON — Updates within various Knox County departments were shared Thursday morning when the Knox County Board of Commissioners met for a department head update. An update of the Emergency Notification System was given by Emergency Management Agency Director Mark Maxwell.
Maxwell announced that a test of the Emergency Notification System was conducted at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday countywide. A total of 26,289 voice calls was made notifying residents and businesses of the test and their options in signing up for various alerts. Of these calls, 1,217 were marked as getting a busy signal or no answer. There were also 886 text messages sent with 30 not receiving the notification.
For the rest of the story
The rest of this article is available to Mount Vernon News subscribers. To continue reading, please log in or purchase a subscription. Click here for the December 13, 2013 e-edition. The article will only be available for thirty (30) days.
Contact Alan ReedEmail
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.