Ahead of storm, York County urges residents to sign up for emergency alert system

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Courtesy of York Alert

Ahead of Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Nicole, York County has released information regarding its emergency alert system.

In a recent press release from the county, residents and businesses were reminded they can receive emergency alerts from York Alert, York County’s emergency notification program.

According to the release, the system employs a Self-Registration Portal (SRP) which will notify registered users in the event of an emergency. During registration, citizens are asked to specify their phone number and/or email address as their method of notification.

“York Alert is another tool we can use to notify citizens of a significant emergency in their county and even in a specific geographic location within the county,” Terry Hall, York County Director of Emergency Communications said in the release.

The program requires residents to self-register at yorkalert.com or yorkcounty.gov to receive alerts via text message or email during times of emergency. For more information on York Alert, email yorkalert@yorkcounty.gov or call the non-emergency phone number for communications at 757-890-3621.