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Louisville renames emergency alert system

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville's emergency alert system has a new name.

It will now be called LENS, which stands for Louisville Emergency Notification System.

City officials say last week's flooding shows how important it is to have a plan and be informed. LENS will be powered by Code Red, a system that has been in place for about three years.

Officials say there was confusion with the Code Red name, which is why MetroSafe decided to change the name.

We're told about 30,000 people have signed up since the program began, but officials are hoping many more will subscribe to LENS.

"We can't overemphasize the importance of that. You get to set what it is that you want to know and where you want to know it on what locations you want to know it. It's extremely important."

Officials also stressed the importance of building a disaster kit.

Click here to sign up for the new alerts.

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