Columbia County has phone alert system

Emergency officials in Columbia County have set up an automated phone alert system  for mobile phones and are asking the public to sign up for the notifications.

Officials use the system to inform certain areas about non-emergency events  that might affect them, such as a road closures or burst water lines.

To sign up for the  alert notifications, visit online at

Augusta  officials are  establishing a similar  system.



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