Bedford Co., VA - Bedford County's new emergency alert system will call cell phones, not just land lines.
Until now, the county's Reverse 911 system would only send messages to land lines.
That system has been replaced with a new system, that will also call cell and internet phones with its pre-recorded messages.
The change is in response to fewer people having home phones, opting for just cell phones instead.
You can register your number with your address for neighborhood specific alerts, on the Bedford County Sheriff's Office website.