AlertBrevard Implemented to Keep Residents and Businesses Safe, Informed
By Space Coast Daily // October 28, 2016
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BREVARD COUNY, FLORIDA – Brevard County residents can now receive critical communications and emergency alerts through the newly implemented AlertBrevard emergency mass notification system.
Brevard County Emergency Management, in partnership with Everbridge and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)’s Alert Florida initiative, has established AlertBrevard to keep residents safe and informed with quick and reliable notifications during emergencies and other critical events.
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AlertBrevard is used to inform residents about emergencies from severe weather, fires, and floods, to more routine yet important announcements, such as boil water notices.
Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, text, home phone, email, and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information.
Residents listed in the white pages or yellow pages of the telephone book will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but Alert Brevard allows residents and visitors to self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out.
“We used this system to call all subscribers to notify them of the mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Matthew,” said Kimberly Prosser, director of Brevard County Emergency Management.
“People who don’t have landlines and aren’t registered didn’t receive that call.”
By registering for AlertBrevard, residents and visitors will also be able to receive automated select weather notifications issued by the National Weather Service, sign up emergency alerts from Brevard County Emergency Management, boil water notifications from Brevard County Utilities, and law enforcement reports from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Brevard County Emergency Management is also coordinating with local municipalities to offer a one-stop registration portal for emergency notifications.
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