- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) - A recent notification in the early morning hours about a missing child who eventually was found safe irritated some residents of Richland and Wilkin counties enough that they’ve opted out of the CodeRed emergency alert system.

That’s concerning to emergency officials. Richland County 911 Director Jill Breuer tells The Daily News (https://bit.ly/1Ln2xyd ) it could put some people in danger if there’s an emergency and they don’t know what’s going on.

The service is voluntary. It enables residents to learn quickly via telephone, text message, email or social media when there’s a public emergency.

Breuer says the early morning alert about the missing girl might have been at an inconvenient time, but it worked. She says the system also was successfully used recently to warn Fairmount residents about a water emergency.

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Information from: Wahpeton Daily News, https://www.wahpetondailynews.com

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