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For the time being taking this action is especially important in Wallingford since there is no other method of alerting or push communications to the residents in the event of an emergency.
Unlike other towns that leverage the internet completely as well as through the use of social media like Facebook and Twitter, the reverse 911 system is the only way to reach town residents with automated messing. Unless you register your home or mobile phones for the reverse 911 service, you will not receive important information in an emergency.
You can select to get the alerts when driven by an emergency situation by text, email or a pre-recorded message by registering at www.ct.gov/ctalert