Is Smart911 the only means of notification?

No! No Emergency Notification System is 100% reliable. People do not always hear TV and radio messages, especially at night. Sirens have a limited range and give little information. Door-to-door or mobile loudspeaker notifications are time-consuming and inefficient. Smart911 cannot reach everyone and is only a part of the notification process. It gives emergency managers another tool to alert the public. Residents are still encouraged to listen to warnings issued through the TV and radio media, the village website, social media and NOAA weather radios.

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1. What is an Emergency Notification System?
2. What should I do if I receive a Smart911 message?
3. What does a Smart911 message sound like?
4. How does Smart911 work?
5. How does Smart911 determine what phone numbers to dial?
6. Why you may not receive a message?
7. What are some of the uses for Smart911?
8. Can Smart911 be used for non-emergency or urgent messages?
9. Who pays for Smart911?
10. Is Smart911 the only means of notification?
11. Is Smart911 appropriate for all emergency notifications?