County launches NotifyMe Prince George's alert system

Residents register online to receive alerts and updates during emergencies

January 24, 2012

Prince George's County residents can register to receive alerts and notifications during local emergencies through a new system offered by the county's office of emergency management.

Residents register to receive news from the notification system, NotifyMe Prince George's, online at https://notifyme.princegeorgescountymd.govhttps://notifyme.princegeorgescountymd.gov. Alerts can be received by email, text messaging or paging, and include real-time information and instructions for a variety of emergency-related situations, including messages about Amber Alerts, severe weather, school and government delays and closings, traffic, utility interruptions and emergency preparedness measures.

If a major emergency occurs, county officials said the Office of Homeland Security will use NotifyMe Prince George's to provide updates and, if required, instructions on where to go, what to do, who to contact and other important information.

NotifyMe Prince George's and emergency alert information from other nearby areas can be accessed at http://www.capitalregionupdates.gov.

For more information, call the Office of Emergency Management at 301-883-3300.

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