County using new reverse 911 system

DeWitt County, in collaboration with the cities of Cuero, Yoakum and Yorktown, is now using a new reverse 911 system called Code Red. With the entire county being on the same emergency message system, it will streamline providing critical notifications to everyone in the county.

Previously, the City of Cuero had a reverse 911 system called Blackboard. While they were up upgrading their website, they were offered a new system but have chosen to go with the Code Red system. A grant has been provided to pay for Code Red for the entire county which cost almost $12,000. This was on a reduced cost, because Yoakum was already on Code Red.

“It reduced the overall cost for the County for us all to merge onto one policy,” DeWitt County Emergency Management Coordinator Cyndi Smith stated. “The contract is through the County and has already been paid for. We’re waiting on the grant money to come in to reimburse the County.”

 

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