POUGHKEEPSIE – The City of Poughkeepsie is offering new ways for residents to receive emergency notifications and encourages people to sign up for them.
Through the Hyper-Reach Broadcast system, residents can select whether they want to receive notifications via email, text message or telephone call, or a combination of these options.
“This system is cutting edge and should prove to be the most responsive to the public’s needs,” said Mayor Rob Rolison.
The system can be used in an array of circumstances, from locating missing children to evacuating a neighborhood in the event of an emergency. You can also choose for automatic weather alerts specific for the City of Poughkeepsie. You can enter your home, business, and/or church address, or an address of a family member who lives in the City of Poughkeepsie.
“It’s important people fill out the information carefully,” said Christopher Bodin, Network Support Specialist of the City of Poughkeepsie Police /911 system. “For instance, please be sure to choose the correct street address so that any emergency alerts affecting only your immediate area will reach you.”
Anyone who would like to receive community alerts may register for Hyper-Reach notifications here: https://signup.hyper-reach.com/hyper_reach/sign_up_page_2/?id=75882or call 845-205-0596. The service is available in English and Spanish.
From the down menu, you can select cell phone, voice and/or text messages, landline or home/business phone, TDD/TTY for the hearing impaired, and/or an email address. You can also choose more than one phone number or email for the specific address.
Emergency messages will be coordinated with the assistance of the City of Poughkeepsie E-911 Center and the City of Poughkeepsie Police Public Information Office.
The system can also be used to send out non-emergency community messages, such as known road closures and community activities, to anyone who has signed up to receive alerts.
“We’re honored to have been selected by the City of Poughkeepsie to provide its emergency alerts,” said Sam Asher, President of Hyper-Reach. “It’s gratifying to be part of an effort to save lives and protect property and we take that responsibility very seriously.”
If more information including any issues related to signing up, contact Christopher Bodin of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 845-451-4104 or by email at email@example.com