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Oktibbeha County Goes With Alert FM

GSS says six stations there add a footprint to 50,000 residents.

Global Security Systems said Oktibbeha County in Mississippi has purchased its Alert FM emergency alert and messaging system.

Residents will be able to receive emergency information from local emergency managers as well as National Weather Service severe weather warnings through portable Alert FM receivers.

Initial stations participating in Alert FM in the area are WKOR, WMAB, WMBC, WMXU, WSMS and WSYE. GSS says that provides a footprint to reach more than 50,000 citizens in Oktibbeha County.

The county also purchased approximately 400 Alert FM receivers for use in government offices, schools and the county hospital.

Several other counties in the state as well as the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency use the system. Broadcast associations in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida have supported it. GSS hopes its system will be adopted throughout the Southeast region and elsewhere in the country.