Rave Alert Ready To Roll For Free

Public safety and Corps of Engineers officials in Benton County are excited to announce that Rave Alert is now available to all residents and visitors.  Rave Alert is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from local authorities. Rave Alert keeps residents, tourists and travelers informed on potentially hazardous situations involving Truman lake Dam safety, weather, traffic and other emergencies. 
“Rave Alert enables authorities to notify the community in real time,” said Emergency Management Director, Mark Richerson.  “This service allows for critical communication with the public and provides individuals with the information needed to stay safe or take precautions during hazardous or emergency situations.”
Rave Alert enables residents and travelers to Benton County to sign up for free at https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=bentoncomo to receive timely and actionable emergency alerts via e-mail, text or voice message on their cell phones. They can also identify when and how they are alerted and communicated with before, during, and after emergencies. 
“Citizens will receive notifications that will improve safety in our county and help inform residents of potentially lifesaving actions they may need to take in an emergency,” said Commissioner Jim Hansen. “The information sent out by Rave Alert through emergency notifications allows both residents, visitors and first responders to be better informed in an emergency situation.”
“When authorities have information about a situation, such as an Truman Dam emergency they can be more effective in providing information to the public and appropriate assistance,” said Jim Sandberg.
Truman Lake Operations Project Manager. “We encourage all members of our community and their families’ to sign up for Rave Alert in order to be prepared should an emergency occur.”
Rave Alert is trusted by thousands of institutions including state and local authorities, business and educational institution. Rave Alert sends millions of messages daily and performs flawlessly in critical situations such as severe weather. Individuals receive notifications on how your community plans to prepare and act.
Citizens are encouraged to sign up for Rave Alert and input their information and notification preferences today on the secure Smart911 online system. Rave Alert is private and secure and is only used for emergency responses in the event of an emergency.

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