Tupelo city officials address code red glitches

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 18 20:10:46 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Jul 18 20:10:46 PDT 2018

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possible dangers. that's the app code red, which has experinced glitches. our rebecca butcher spoke with the city's communication director about what exactly went wrong sunday, when several people got an out of date silver alert on their phone. things got so bad that the mayor tweeted out this-- on how you can disconnect from code red. "i connected with code red folks, and we went over what the glitches were. since then we sent out an apology to everyone who received the silver alert." i also spoke with ema director lee bowdry...who showed me more about how the system worked. "what happened sunday, is she punched one wrong number different and it caused the alert to go out that had been issued for alabama." (standup) many people who might have this app codered on their phone got alerts about an old silver alert. many people who didn't sign up for the service says they got notifications they didn't want." (end) "you have to sign up for the weather warnings, but forgeneral warnings, those numbers were already in our database from 911." bowdry says the code red app is being used nowby the city because of limiter personnel. code red not only pushes out weather alerts (nat)or when other immediate emergencies happen. "that'd be alright to be alerted for something like that...but i don't want to be bombarded with something meaningless." in tupelo rbwlov fox news. state education officials have agreed to make the first step
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