Tornado at Cordell on May 22, 1981
(Courtesy of National Severe Storms Lab)
County emergency services will be using new technology to warn citizens of impending emergencies. Steve Rutherford, Sequoyah County Emergency Management director, said, “The Nixle Community Information Service allows us to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and email.” Notifications can also be accessed on line at Nixle’s website. Messages may include severe weather warnings and other emergencies as well as relevant safety and community event information. The service is easy to sign up for. Go to www.nixle.com and register for the service, which is secure, reliable and easy to use. Subscribers can decide which local agencies they wish to hear from, and how alerts are received, by email, text message or over the web. When citizens receive information via Nixle, they know it can be trusted, Rutherford said.