MEDFORD, Ore. – If an emergency event hit Jackson County, officials fear majority of residents won’t have a clue about it.
The Jackson County Citizen Alert is a program which sends out emergency notification to cell-phones. It has more than 8,400 people signed up now, but county officials say that number is low. In September, the county spent about $24,000 to advertise the program and only 1,500 people signed up.
“We need people to be aware that if they only have a cellphone and they’re sitting at home and they’re not working and it’s raining, they’re not going to get any alert unless its bad enough that we notify the TV stations and get the crawlers on,” said Emergency Manager Mike Curry.
For more information on how to sign up, click here.