Harvey County has made available the Everbridge emergency notification system to county residents.

Everbridge's resident alerts provide users with critical, potentially life-saving communications during public safety incidents, such as severe weather, wildfires or flooding.

"Today we make our decisions based on just-in-time information. We live in a world where current, accurate information is vital for work, home and recreation," said Harvey County Emergency Management Director Gary Denny. "Accurate and timely information is vital to enhance the safety of our community."

Users can choose how those notifications are delivered to them, including by cell phone, test message, home phone, email and more. Residents that sign up for the service have control over what types of information for which they would like to receive alerts.
Residents can also opt to receive updates from participating municipalities, such as road closures or utility maintenance happening in their city.

"Community members will be able to select the warnings they wish to receive, with the exception of one warning - tornado warning," Denny said. "We feel that the scope of this project mandates that a tornado warning must be communicated to the public as soon as possible. Therefore, the tornado warning cannot be deselected."

The Everbridge platform is available at no cost to users.

Residents can sign up for Everbridge emergency alerts here.