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First call for alert system Thursday

Pike County Emergency Services will initiate the county’s new emergency notification and warning system with its first call to residents set for Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. *************** ©The Pike County Journal Reporter/pikecountygeorgia.com: This information may not be reprinted, broadcast or distributed electronically in any form or fashion without express consent. For reprint permission, e-mail news@pikecountygeorgia.com. *************** Residents can continue to sign up for the DeltAlert system as well as updating their Emergency 911 information at pikeemergencyservices.com before and after the call is made. Call EMA director Jimmy Totten at the PCES office at 770-567-2018 for information. The Pike EMA will meet Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Strickland building in Concord. The meeting is open to all civic, service and faith-based organizations in Pike. Representatives from GEMA and the American Red Cross will be there as well. ’We’re asking that one or two members from each organization attend,’ Totten said. ‘The goal is to hear what the different organizations have to offer the citizens of Pike during a disaster.’ GEMA and the Red Cross will share the types of assistance they can provide to residents in case of disaster. ’We’ll be asking who can provide shelters, who can cook meals, which organizations can provide personnel to help with a variety of services within the community,’ Totten said. Call 770-468-9531 for information about the meeting.

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