EMA offers alert system; Residents encouraged to register for electronic service

Published 1:26 am Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Covington County Emergency Management Agency has partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.

EMA Director Susan Harris said, “Our plan is to go online with a full launch of this great resource for Covington County Citizens by May 31, 2019. We want to keep you safe, aware and informed.”

The service is secure, reliable and easy to use, Harris said.

Alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts that impact the Covington County area, Harris said.  Residents who register for the service may choose to receive alerts via text, email, voice, web, social media, and the Nixle mobile app in an instant. 

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,” Harris said. “If you have any questions about this notification system or need assistance with signing up,  you are welcome to come by our office at 272 Hillcrest Drive in Andalusia, or by calling us at  334.428.2670.

Residents may register for the service by:

• Texting their zip code to 888777 from their mobile phones.

• Going to www.covcounty.com/emergency-management-agency and signing up via the Nixle Widget.

• Visiting www.nixle.com and creating a User Profile.

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,  it serves more than 7,200 agencies.