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(WBIR) Knox County leaders unveiled a new emergency notification system Wednesday to help residents receive warnings and notifications from one source.

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond introduced the system and became the first people to sign up Wednesday afternoon.

Hammond proposed the initiative last year. The system will cost the county about $30,000 a year. It will send out the warnings by phone, email or text.

There are three categories of alerts: emergencies like an evacuation order, general notices like a water main break, and weather alerts.

To sign-up, CLICK HERE.

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