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Published February 01, 2010, 10:09 AM

Cass County to test Code Red system

(WDAY TV) - Cass County is testing its Code Red system, just in case it's needed for a Spring flood.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Tomorrow morning, a test message will be sent out to all people signed up on the emergency system's list.

During the 2009 flood, the system was heavily used: like sending out messages for sandbag help, evacuation notifications, and other emergencies.

It sends out an automated message to phones and also through a text message. Cass County officials say they'd ideally like to have every person in Cass County on the network.

"It's very important to have updated numbers. If we make a call, we want to have the most, the most number of valid numbers as we possibly can to reach the most people."

To sign up, go to your local government website.