BALL, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The town council of Ball passed a motion to adopt the use of a program called Code Red.
Code Red is an emergency alert system for residents.
Mayor Jonathon Dean said it passed in a 4-to-1 vote on April 15.
Code Red allows town officials to send out smart phone alerts, phone calls, and text messages in an emergency.
It could be used to warn residents about situations like severe weather and missing children.
The next step for the town council is to sign a final contract.