So I heard something a tad worrying today. It seems that my city tested its emergency alert system but things didn’t go well at all. What was meant to happen – didn’t. As they say, man plans and God laughs and it seems that in the case of Portland’s emergency system that’s exactly what happened.
So, a message was meant to be received by the city’s 300,000 residents at 11:00am. Well, neither me nor Daniel nor Amanda or her husband received it. And apparently we weren’t exactly in the minority either. Indeed, I heard later on that a mere 1 percent of Portlanders received the message! Not very good…and a bit worrying truthfully.
The mess up is being blamed on the First Call company (from Louisiana) as it was unable to deliver. But now the city has said that if the company fails to sort this out, their contract will be reevaluated. If you ask me I hope they’re nixed.