New alert system to be put into place
SANTA FE (KSMX)-In the wake of the current health pandemic, The state of New Mexico will use an emergency alert system, disseminated from the state’s Emergency Operations Center, when conditions warrant.
According to the release, this system is similar to Amber Alerts which is used to notify the public about missing children. Alerts will be sent through text messages, television, and radio.
The system is intended to disseminate important information widely and as quickly as possible and is not a cause for alarm. The first alert will be sent at roughly 12:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 25.
Messages will state essential public information from the Department of Health, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and Governor’s Office regarding important public health guidance and instruction, such as the recent instruction to remain at home except for outings essential to health, safety and welfare.