Wolf Creek Dam Emergency Notification 911 System Now Accepting Resident and Visitor Cell Phone and E-Mail Information
Registration information available at www.homelandsecurity.ky.gov
Gov. Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) recently announced that residents and visitors to areas below the Wolf Creek Dam are now able to input their cell phone and e-mail information into the region’s new emergency notification 911 system. Individuals and businesses may register their information by logging on to www.homelandsecurity.ky.gov and clicking on the icon, Wolf Creek Dam Reverse 911.
The system, commonly referred to as Reverse 911, has been installed in Clinton, Cumberland, Russell and Monroe counties. The system serves as a means of communicating with the public during a potential emergency involving the Wolf Creek Dam.
“It is critical that we are able to communicate effectively with the public during an emergency,” said Gov. Ernie Fletcher. “The new emergency notification 911 system provides us with an extra means of communication in the region below the Wolf Creek Dam and is another example of my commitment to ensuring the public health and safety of every citizen, business and visitor to Lake Cumberland.”
The state began testing the system on April 12. The state will continue to evaluate the system and test cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses over the coming weeks.
The emergency notification system enables the KOHS to send a pre-recorded message to home phone numbers in the area. Recipients of an alert will receive an automated message with details and instructions on what to do in the event of an emergency.
The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has been charged by Gov. Fletcher to lead the commonwealth's prevention and preparedness efforts to ensure Kentucky’s communities, first responders and families are ready and prepared. For more information about homeland security in Kentucky, please visit www.homelandsecurity.ky.gov.