The Independence County Office of Emergency Management is offering an all hazards early notification program through Alert Express. This is a free program. Recipients must sign up, giving the name of the fire district you live in, your name, address, and up to two numbers they wished to be called on. You will then be entered into a secure database and grouped according to your fire department coverage. No information will be shared with outside groups.
Types of notifications to be included in this program are, but not limited to; Tornado warnings, flood warnings, ice storms, Amber Alerts, missing persons, prisoner escapes, boil water alerts, road closings, major health alerts, evacuation routes, school closings, and chemical spills.
The Alert Express number of 501-682-7424 will show up on caller ID when a message is incoming. Do not try to call this number back.
Depending on the nature and severity of the incident, such as a flood warning for the areas along the White river, your fire department coverage area may or may not be notified.
To sign up you can contact your local fire department districts for areas and locations of sign up forms and mail them to:
Independence County OEM
368 East Main Street
Batesville, AR 72501