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The Hubbard County Sheriffs Office has contracted the services of Global Connect for a countywide alerting system that may be used to notify all residents of Hubbard County in the event of an emergency.

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The sheriff's office has included every direct dial landline telephone number in Hubbard County. The 9-1-1 database at this time does not capture cellular phones or some Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone numbers.

A registration process will allow residents to register cellular, additional telephone, and/or VOIP phone numbers with their address. This will ensure that residents are on the list to receive notifications from the Emergency Alerting System.

The Alerting System is an automated system that calls homes and businesses to notify them about serious emergencies. The system will also direct people to take specific actions during an emergency.

In the event of an emergency, public safety personnel will identify the affected area of Hubbard County and activate the system. It will automatically call all telephone numbers within a specified area and deliver a recorded message.

Uses for the Emergency Alerting System include but are not limited to the following:

n Amber alerts

n Missing person alerts

n Emergency evacuations

n Local security and crime alerts

n Weather emergencies and

n Hazardous materials events.

To register phone information, go to the following link, or the Hubbard County Emergency Management website: http://www.co.hubbard.mn.us/Emergency%20Mgmt/globalcon nect.htm.

Questions and concerns can be referred to deputy Brian Halbasch at the Emergency Management office, 732-2588 or bhalbasch@co.hubbard.mn.us.

When filling in the form identify the physical address (actual town not postal address). Post office box addresses are not acceptable. When adding additional phone numbers, do not include any spaces or dashes ie: 9735551234

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