The Washington Parish Emergency Notification System is now in operation.
The new emergency alert system will provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of 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:
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.
This system will be available to public safety agencies for them to use in notifying the public about incidents such as:
- Hazardous Material Incidents
- Hostage Situations
- Bridge Outages
Participating agencies will also be able to send messages pertaining to activities or situations such as:
- Community Meetings
- Fire Department Meetings
- Public Infrastructure Closures
- Controlled Burns
- Lost Children at Events
- Boil Water Advisories
- Department Call Outs or Alerts
- Health Related Information
- State of Emergencies
The 911 District looks forward to implementing this important communications system in the Parish and making it available to our governmental, public safety, and other partners.