The Picayune Item
Was the reverse 911 used to warn county residents about the flooding danger. I experienced this first hand at 2:30 a.m. while bringing my wife to work in Picayune. I started to investigate and get the word out to media outlets and the only one to pick up on this was WGNO TV in NOLA.
I want to know how the county warns their residents in times of emergency. WRJW needs a plan to expand listening area during emergencies. Their signal is too weak to cover the whole area.
I do not even know how to get in touch with my D2 supervisor, no phone or email provided on county website.
The PRC EOC did provide info via social media but the updates were slow. Social media does not work without electricity.
Residents of the county that subscribe to satellite TV (direct, dish, uverse, etc.) depend on NOLA TV stations for info. Those residents do not get Miss. TV unless they have an antenna or cable.
I would like to thank CEPA for their great work. They had men out during this storm fixing the problems. They should be recognized for a job well done.
Please understand I am not being ungrateful. I just think the notification process needs to be tweaked a bit.Thank you,
Tom Neumann PRC resident