Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters has signed an agreement with Emergency Communications Network to set up a CodeRed Alert system in the county.

Commissioner Winters said this system would be operated by Chattooga County 911 and would provide for an alert system that would dial peoples registered telephone numbers, either land-line or cell phone, in the event of a weather or other emergency.

Winters said that Floyd County and Dade County in Northwest Georgia currently use the system.  He said that with the upcoming Good Friday, Chattooga Countians are reminded just how quickly dangerous storms can develope, referring to the tornado on Good Friday of 2009 that struck down town Summerville.

Winters also said that the system would be available for the county’s municipalities to issue alerts such as boil water orders in the event of an emergency.