Pocahontas County To Test CodeRED Emergency System On November 4th

Marlinton, WV – Pocahontas County will be utilizing the CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Thursday, November 4 to call the entire county. The calls will begin at 10am continue until the entire database has been attempted. This call will give Pocahontas County the chance to operate the system as if there had been a county wide disaster. The message that is being delivered will state that it is a test only and that no emergency exists.

Melvin Martin, Pocahontas County Emergency Management Director, suggests that all individuals and businesses take the time to visit the Pocahontas County Commission, Allegheny Mountain Radio, Pocahontas Times, or the Town of Marlinton websites and add contact information which may include cellular phones, etc. If your contact information is not in the database you will not receive a call when an urgent message is sent.

In particular businesses should register, as well as individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number recently, those who use a cellular phone exclusively or have VoIP phones (such as Vonage) as their primary numbers and those who do have businesses/camps here but reside elsewhere.

Those without Internet access may call 304-799-3985, leave a message and someone will contact you to assist in entering your information. Again, Pocahontas County will conduct a county wide test of the CodeRED system on Thursday, November 4th, 2010.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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