Canyon Alert System Update


The department has discovered some limitations with the canyon alert system being broadcast in a timely manner. These limitations are amplified when dealing with an active storm system. Over the summer the department will be working to develop a more robust technology solution to accommodate the thousands of users of the system. Partially, we have realized the cell phone carriers limitations on sending mass messages on the SMS system. 

Over the next six months more information will be released to the public on new options for being notified. At this point social media technology such as Twitter and Facebook will play a larger role in the dissemination of timely and accurate information.

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