October 17, 2018

County Alerts

Day County is pleased to announce the ability to send public safety notifications to our citizens via text message, email, mobile app or voice call, powered by AlertSense.  This system is intended to be used for emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incidents that may have significant impacts to residents. In addition to receiving information on your wireless device, you may also receive notification on your landline telephone depending on the type of incident or event.

Residents and visitors can also now receive life-saving emergency alerts and advanced warning of severe weather directly on their Android or Apple iOS phone or tablet with the myAlerts app.  Download the free MyAlerts app today from the Google Play Store or the App Store.  (You can choose to sign up to receive alerts and notifications for severe weather and public safety without downloading an app.  This will allow you to receive voice calls, text messages and emails).

Registration is extremely important for those who use a cell phone or VoIP as their primary number, have an unlisted phone number, or changed their address or phone number within the past year. Alerts can be as simple as a temporary water shut off or a power outage within your community or be life threatening such as severe weather or other imminent danger and the need for evacuation.

Any information that residents disclose, will remain private and only be used to deliver emergency alerts and community notifications.

While the AlertSense service is provided free of charge, standard text messaging rates or other data charges may apply.

 

 

Types of Alerts You Can Choose to receive through the web URL or App:

Severe Weather Alerts
Receive advanced warning of severe weather when you or one of your locations is in the direct path of the storm.  AlertSense receives feeds from the National Weather Service, automatically interprets the geographic area affected, and delivers targeted alerts immediately to app users when one of their locations falls within the impact area.   You can tailor your alert settings by location, selecting the severity level for which you want to receive notifications.  For example, you can choose to receive only the most severe weather warnings or all watches and advisories as well.

Public Safety Alerts
Receive emergency alerts from public safety alerting authorities, notifying you of situations that threaten the safety of yourself or those you care about.  Public safety alerts include events such as crime, active shooter, imminent danger, hazardous materials, wildfire, floods and the need for immediate evacuation.

Community Notifications
You can choose to receive notifications of events in your community that, while not life-threatening emergencies, still impact your daily life and commute such as road closures, power outages, water shut offs/maintenance, or boil orders.

My Locations:

Simply add all the locations that matter to you, both within the county and even in other parts of the country.   For example, you could identify your home, your child’s school, where your aging parent resides, the university where your older child attends, and your office.   When you travel, you can enable the app to “monitor my current location” in order to receive any emergency alerts issued for the city or area you are visiting.