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Clallam County making switch to new alert system
Clallam County is now using the Clallam County Alert System for citizen alerts to communicate with thousands of businesses and residents in minutes in the event of an emergency.
The company providing the service is an industry leader in providing interactive communication and mass notification solutions that help organizations save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations.
With this new system, Clallam County is able to alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues and in-progress violent crimes.
Messages can be sent to individuals using a variety of contact mechanisms — cell phone, landline, e-mail, text messaging, fax, pager and more, ensuring that residents and city/county staff receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes.
Citizens listed in the county’s 9-1-1 database will automatically be subscribed to emergency alerts by landline, though any individual may self-register and provide additional contact information or opt out.
In addition, the county and local cities plan to use the Clallam County Alert System to notify residents about other important activities such as road closures and water utility maintenance.
The Clallam County Alert System replaces “Nixle,” the area’s previous community alerting system.
Subscribers will need to use one of the portals provided below to register and select their preferences.
Clallam County will continue to send alerts through both systems until citizens have adequate time to make the transition.
“We have a commitment to protect our citizens from any danger that threatens our community,” said Penny Linterman of the Clallam County Division of Emergency Management. “The ability to reach all residents quickly during an emergency in order to warn them and provide guidance is critical to upholding that commitment, which is why we selected this system. The Clallam County Alert System for mass notification and interactive communication systems ensures that we will be able to react quickly and efficiently to reach each individual in the case of an emergency.”
To sign up for emergency alerts, visit www.clallam.net/Sheriff or www.cityofpa.us/police911.htm.