Emergency Alerts

   Morgan County Emergency Alert System

 

The County has implemented a state-of-the-art emergency notification system to alert citizens about emergencies and other important community news. The emergency notification system, provided by Everbridge, enables the County to provide essential information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, fires, floods, unexpected road closures, or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

 

How Emergency Alerts Work

The process begins when the County issues a message about a potential safety hazard or concern. Messages will be sent to all standard voice and text communication devices, including land line phones, cell phones, e-mail, and more. If you don't confirm receipt of the message, the system will try to reach your second contact number or email. The system will continue trying to contact you until it receives a confirmation from you.

 

To receive important communications from the County, you must register the voice and text communication devices where you wish to receive messages. 

 

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

Click here to add your contact information to the County's emergency notification system. Residents, businesses, and neighbors with a traditional (or home) phone line have already been included in the system; therefore, it is not necessary to register your traditional (or home) phone number into the system as it will already be in the system. You may use the registration link to include additional ways to contact you. If you are using an internet phone or cell phone as your primary means of voice communication, you’ll need to use the link to the opt-in page to register your contact numbers.  All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential. 

 

Stop Receiving Alerts

Click here to opt out of the County's emergency notification system. You must provide all communication devices you originally registered into the system to opt out completely as well as any traditional (or home) phone numbers. By opting out of the system, you will no longer receive emergency or community notifications.

Questions?

For information or questions regarding the County's emergency notification system, please contact Morgan County Communications Center at 970-542-3405.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the emergency alert program?

This service allows you to sign up to get emergency alerts on your cell phone, work phone, text message, e-mail, home phone, and more. You can also choose the locations you want to be contacted about. You can receive notifications about emergencies that may affect your home, your parents' home, your workplace, and your child's school, as long as those locations are within the boundaries of Morgan County.
 

When will it be used?

The system will be used to notify residents about imminent threats to health and safety. Public safety officials will send alerts about emergencies such as severe weather, floods, gas leaks, or critical police activity.
 

How do I sign up?

Click here to register for this service.
 

Will I still get emergency notifications if I don't sign up?

If you don't sign up, you will still receive notifications on your traditional home phone, but nowhere else.

What if my phone number or email address changes?

The system is only as good as the information you provide. If your cell phone, work phone or email address changes, you must go to your profile and update the information. The one exception is traditional landlines. If a traditional landline changes to another landline number, that information will be automatically updated.

Will my contact information be shared with others?

No, the information that you provide will be used for emergency purposes only. We will not give or sell your telephone numbers or email addresses to any vendor or other organization.


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