Prince George's County is looking to do a better job of getting information out about emergencies or severe weather. The County's Office of Emergency Management is launching a system to send emergency notifications and alerts using email, text messages, and pagers.
The notices will include details about things like Amber Alerts, severe weather, school and government delays and closures, and emergency preparedness measures. The system is voluntary and anyone interested in receiving the notices will need to register at the county's website.
Officials say in an emergency, the system will provide specific, up-to-the-minute messages on what actions to take.
In a statement, County Executive Rushern Baker says having better prepared citizens will lead to a better prepared county.