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Only 33,700 people in Clark County have signed up for emergency alerts from 911 dispatch, says manager

Service used regularly in cases of weather, fire, other safety issues

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: February 27, 2024, 6:05am
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CRESA, as seen in downtown Vancouver on May 11, 2022. Officials at the dispatch center say many Clark County residents are missing out on emergency information because they aren&rsquo;t signed up for public alerts.
CRESA, as seen in downtown Vancouver on May 11, 2022. Officials at the dispatch center say many Clark County residents are missing out on emergency information because they aren’t signed up for public alerts. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files) Photo Gallery

Hundreds of thousands of Clark County residents are missing out on emergency information because they’re not signed up for alerts from the local 911 dispatch center, officials say.

The alerts, sometimes called reverse 911 alerts, are Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency’s best way of communicating up-to-date information to people who may be affected by an emergency situation.

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