Louisville seeks proposals for emergency warning system - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Louisville seeks proposals for emergency warning system

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB Fox 41) -- It's an attempt to fulfill a promise Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fischer made after the Carbide Industries explosion in Rubbertown.  Louisville Metro Government on Friday requested proposals for an alert system that would keep citizens better informed about emergencies.

The request is for a system that could alert people throughout the city or in specific neighborhoods, that could target land lines and cell phones, and use both text messaging and e-mails.  It would also have to be able to reach people who speak a foreign language or are blind or hearing-impaired.

"We are moving forward quickly and efficiently to implement the best system possible to keep our citizens informed 24/7," Fischer said in a news release.

The city wants to see proposals by April 29th.  A contract could be awarded by July 1st.

To see more on the city's proposal, click here. 

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