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Emergency Alert System Established in Prince George's County
 Emergency Alert System Established in Prince George's County

Prince George’s County citizens and residents will now be able to receive emergency notifications and alerts via email, text message, and pager through a new alert system, NotifyMe Prince George’s, which launched, Wednesday.

Administered by the Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, NotifyMe Prince George’s, allows enrolled county citizens and residents to be informed of real time events taking place such as amber alerts, severe weather, school and government delays and closings, severe traffic, utility interruptions and emergency preparedness measures.

“We highly encourage all Prince George’s County citizens to sign up for these alerts as we will provide instructions on where to go, what to do, and who to contact in the event of an emergency. These notifcations will be very useful during a mass power outage or any type of natural disaster, such as major flooding, which our county experienced back in September,” said Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Securities’ Rhonda Jackson

Local government officials will provide registered participants with necessary information and instructions on a variety of issues. You must register on The Prince George’s County website to activate the alert system. It's free, and once registered, citizens can individually choose what information they would like to receive on their prospective devices.

“This is our way of providing a heads-up to our citizens to ensure critical information reaches them swiftly and safely when a major event or emergency occurs. This will help county residents plan ahead if needed,” explained Jackson.

Citizens can also access NotifyMe Prince George’s as well as the emergency alert systems and information of neighboring jurisdictions around the Washington, DC metropolitan region at http://www.capitalregionupdates.gov.

Neighboring Montgomery County residents have been participating in a similar alert system since 2005.

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