Kennedale got its first look Tuesday at how its new emergency alert system works, and officials were pleased, city spokeswoman Amethyst Cirmo said.
Blackboard Connect is linked to the National Weather Service, she said, and contacts residents when a tornado warning has been issued. Kennedale officials decided against using the system for lesser instances of severe weather because they didn’t want people opting out.
The city does use the system for its own alerts, like water outages.
“We’ve heard from people telling us that they appreciated the notice and were glad that the city was on top of things,” Cirmo said.
-Patrick M. Walker