A new reverse 911 system is installed

The Camden County Office of Emergency Management has installed a new emergency notification system, or reverse 911 system, to provide residents with updates on weather and other alerts.

An app for the web-based system, Swift911, can be downloaded on smartphones.

"We are in the age of technology, where nearly everyone can be reached instantaneously through their cellphones," Freeholder Jonathan Young said. "This system is a great way for us to reach out, in whatever way is most convenient, to provide you and your family with the vital information you need during times of crisis."

Residents and businesses can visit camdencounty.com and click on the Swift911 icon to sign up for notifications.

- Allison Steele