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Pine Haven irons out glitches in emergency system


January 21, 2021

Pine Haven’s emergency system, including siren, email alerts and text messages informing residents of an emergency situation and what actions are recommended, was tested last Tuesday morning, and a couple of glitches were found.

While the siren worked without a hitch, one of the issues with texting is specifically for those subscribed to Verizon.

“We discovered people with Verizon phones were only getting the first sentence,” emergency alert coordinator Chris Bingham explained. “We shortened [the message] up and they still didn’t get it.”

She said that four out of five people...

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