Montgomery offer covid-19 Text alerts

Montgomery County, the City of Montgomery and the Town of Pike Road have partnered with Montgomery City/County EMA to offer a text alert system free to the public that provides instant and convenient access to official information on the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Anyone living or working in Montgomery County, the city of Montgomery or town of Pike Road can text MGMSAFE to 888-777 to register today. Registration is also available online at https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725307/#/signup.

City/County EMA Director Christina Thornton said the system will allow residents to receive real-time access to potentially life-saving alerts during times of crisis: “Residents can receive immediate, critical information via text messages directly to their phones as we continue working to stop the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).”

The system will offer only the most relevant and important updates, news and information from local emergency managers and medical authorities. As in the past, the Alert Montgomery will continue providing warnings on severe weather events and critical emergencies impacting those in Montgomery and Pike Road.

For more information, visit https://www.mc-ala.org/services/emergency-management-agency-391.  

Mayor Reed said in a statement, “My administration is committed to building a Montgomery that works for all of our residents. As we face the on-going COVID-19 crisis–and moving forward as standard practice–it is essential that we make public information, updates, alerts, and services available and accessible to all members of our community. We are grateful for HOLA and its partners for agreeing to collaborate with my team at City Hall to translate information into Spanish to ensure the Latino members of our community receive the vital information we are putting out. Montgomery will overcome these challenging times by working together as one.”

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