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SCMPD emergency alert sign up event

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police officers helped hundreds of residents on Wednesday sign up for its new emergency alerts.

WTOC went to the Whole Foods on East Victory Drive, just one of many locations where officers set up this evening.

The emergency notifications will be sent straight to your cell phone, to keep you up to date on emergencies like evacuation orders and missing persons.

It also includes non-emergencies like road closures and neighborhood watch meetings.

The best part about it? Signing up is free.

"We've used it before when we had barricaded gunmen and things like that, but it was only to landlines. So now, a lot of people are going to their cell phones so we're offering this so they can sign up and they can control their account within our account,” said Scpl. Tracy Walden.  

To sign up, click here.

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