The Miami County Communication Center in conjunction with Hyper-Reach Emergency Notification Systems has instituted the Miami County Emergency Notification System (MCENS) which allows 911 to quickly send a message to residents in a specific area informing them of an emergency situation that may require action on their part. The system is designed to send thousands of calls or messages simultaneously. The message informs residents of what emergency is occurring and what steps they need to take.
All hardwired (land-line) telephones in Miami County are automatically listed to receive these alerts; however, there is no central registry of mobile (cell) telephones so individuals need to register them in order to receive alerts. This process also applies to weather alerts.