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Fredericksburg will offer electronic alerts
Lots of people asked me during the winter blizzards whether Fredericksburg had any plans to offer e-mail or text alerts about emergency situations through a service similar to those offered by the University of Mary Washington and Stafford, King George and Caroline counties.
I spoke with Fire Chief Edwin Allen today, and the answer is yes. Stay tuned for details, as this service will likely roll out sometime this summer.
The city has received a $40,000 Homeland Security grant through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management for this purpose. We’ll have more details in next week’s City & Spotsy Extra section, and in the months to come.
Update: The Fredericksburg City Schools also have an e-mail alert system for closings and other information. You can find that here.