Parish alert system now working

Published 2:26 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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The Washington Parish Emergency Notification System is now in operation. The new emergency alert system will provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations. The system can notify citizens by any one or all of these methods — telephone calls, text and email messages, TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired and Alexa devices.

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
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  • Say “Alexa, enable Hyper-Reach” and follow the instructions provided by the unit.

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 those of elderly relatives or friends.