Thursday, January 19, 2023 - The Sequoyah County Emergency Management Office has partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.
As a resident, there are several simple ways to register:
1. Text your ZIPCODE to 888777 from your mobile phone.
2. Go to www.nixle.com and sign-up through the resident tab.
Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to www.nixle.com and creating a User Profile.
"We here at Sequoyah County Emergency Management are very excited to have this tool at our disposal. The ability to send out alerts directly to Sequoyah County resident phones will be unmatched in practicality and versatility. These alerts will include weather and other emergencies approaching, and in Sequoyah County. The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for our organization," stated Sequoyah County Emergency Management Deputy Director Johnathon Teague.
All Alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from Sequoyah County Emergency Management.
Nixle Alerts can be sent via text, email, web, and the Nixle Mobile App in an instant.
There are approximately 1,100 county residents currently signed up for alerts.
Nixle is partnered with NLETS for unmatched data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network, and Google for unmatched reach and two-way information exchange.
"We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself," Teague said.
Founded in 2009, Nixle provides a mass communications hub built exclusively for government to provide secure, reliable, and relevant information to residents in real-time. Today, over 7,200 Agencies around the United States rely on Nixle for Community Engagement and Emergency Communications. Nixle’s exclusive partnerships with NLETS, Google and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children allows local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories. For more information, visit www.nixle.com.
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