Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Alert Montgomery Emergency Warning System Upgraded in Time for Winter Weather

Subscribers Encouraged to Update Accounts to Take Advantage of New Features 

Major improvements to the Alert Montgomery emergency warning system, that has served the County since 2004, provide users with customizable features, more choices and greater flexibility. To use the new features, current subscribers must re-register. All residents are urged to sign up for Alert Montgomery to receive up-to-the-minute messages during weather and other emergencies.

Everbridge is the new system provider for Alert Montgomery. User options allow subscribers to select as many or few alerts as desired for emergencies, weather, traffic, school closings, etc.; choose how to be alerted, whether by cell phone, email, text, land line phone, work phone, or a Mobile Member app; and block incoming notifications during certain times of the day or night.

Montgomery County is one of 18 jurisdictions with alert systems in the National Capital area. Within Montgomery County, the cities of Gaithersburg, Rockville and Takoma Park have separate but compatible alert systems to Alert Montgomery. All the regional systems were developed in partnership with the Council of Governments’ (COG) National Capital Region (NCR) emergency response system and all jurisdictions are being upgraded this year.

More information is available on the County’s website.