Alert 86, the county-wide emergency notification system for Williams County, is officially up and running and all residents are encouraged to alert86.com to sign up to receive the notifications available through the system.
In a statement released to village officials, Director of Williams County EMA/911 Communications Dawn Baldwin, notified officials that land lines are already entered into the system and that “all of the published white pages and yellow pages landlines will now receive automatic Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings when issued by the NWS”. Other warnings notifications (blizzard, ice, etc…) will be added over time.
While all land lines are already in the system, residents are encouraged to sign up to have notifications sent to their cell phones and/or e-mail accounts as well. Notifications can be received as phone calls, texts, or e-mails. Residents also have the option to sign up for more than one location, allowing notifications to be received for any Williams County location a resident might have interest in due to work, school, or other affiliations. The local number that will display with calls generated by Alert86 is 419-633-5098 and residents are encouraged to add this number to their contact list(s).