Hyper Reach Emergency Notification Program
Tioga County has a new tool for managing emergency communications, and it is known as Hyper-Reach. Hyper-Reach is a computer-based emergency notification and voice broadcasting system which allows for the delivery of emergency information to the public, quickly and effectively.
In the event of an emergency situation, public safety officials can utilize Hyper-Reach to send a recorded telephone message to targeted households providing important information and instructions relative to a specific emergency event, such as:
- Emergency evacuations
- Missing persons alerts
- Natural and Man-made disaster alerts
- Hazardous material spills
- Crime prevention alerts
- Home-land security alerts
- Public health alerts
- Other public safety alerts
Hyper-Reach utilizes “hard-line” phone numbers which are listed in phone company 911 databases. The system is capable of delivering a 30-second emergency message to 8,000 households within one hour. The system also provides a free option for adding cell phone numbers and/or an e-mail address for alerts. This option is designed to include residents who do not have a traditional hard-line phone in their house and use their cell phone, and for those who wish to add additional cell phone numbers to the emergency calling database.
To add your primary cellphone number or additional phone numbers and e-mail address, click on the Hyper-Reach logo above and complete the on-line form. The service is free.