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Emergency Alert Notification System Unveiled in Maine

At a ceremony on Friday, Governor John Baldacci announced the launching of a statewide emergency alert notification system for deaf and hard of hearing people. The Governor was joined by representatives from the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Division of Deafness (DoD) and the Maine Center on Deafness (MCD), who worked closely together to develop the new service. “This state-of-the-art emergency alert and notification system for deaf and hard of hearing people in Maine is the most sophisticated and comprehensive of its kind in the nation,” said Governor Baldacci. “The unique partnership between Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Division of Deafness (DoD) and the Maine Center on Deafness has made this important service a reality. Maine now leads the nation in addressing this problem.” Full Story

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