Oswego County, according to its web site, has used Reverse 911 to warn citizens about impending aerial spraying of pesticides.
Powers told his fellow representatives that the technology could enhance public safety during such calamities as the recent bombings that killed three people and wounded scores of others at the Boston Marathon last month.
After the three-year trial period, the program will be re-evaluated, Devlin said. A launch date for the program is not yet known.
The NY-Alert program provides similar emergency information. New Yorkers who wish to sign up its messages may access information about the program at www.nyalert.gov.