New alert system begins

Published 3:27 am Saturday, June 6, 2020

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The Washington Parish Emergency Notification System is now in operation.

The new emergency alert system will provide citizens with rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations. The system can notify residents by any one or all of these methods — telephone calls, text and email messages, and even TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired.

Landline phones are automatically enrolled for alerts, but alerts to mobile phones and email addresses are only included when people enroll. Residents and people who work in Washington Parish are encouraged to enroll now either by:

  • Calling 985-282-2620
  • Texting “Alert” to 985-282-2620
  • Clicking

Citizens can also download the Hyper-Reach Anywhere app on their smartphone. Hyper-Reach Anywhere is a free smartphone app that allows individual citizens to manage and monitor the alerts they receive, both for their home and office addresses and for other addresses they care about such as relatives and or friends.