(Farmington-AP) -- Davis County is preparing to make public announcements through computer-generated phone calls to residents' homes.
The county is installing the Citywatch system, and it will be used for notices of such events as evacuations, water shutoffs, missing children and health epidemics.
Bob Ballew of the Health Department, which will run the system, said it should begin operation March fourth.
Layton used a similar system for the first time during last month's snowstorm to tell residents to keep cars off the road during the snowstorm.
Some residents didn't receive the message because of glitches in the system.
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