The new system, unveiled Thursday, will send residents of Rapid City Pennington County alert texts related to accidents, infrastructure incidents, fires causing traffic hazards, and weather-related travel advisories.
(TNS) — A new public text alert messaging system will allow the public to receive texts for weather and emergency-related messages in
In previous years, the public could receive county and city alert messages on the 211 Helpline system.
It's a "way of staying informed and receiving official notifications regarding incidents that have public impact," White said.
White said the messages will be related to accidents, infrastructure incidents that impact traffic flow, structure or grass fires causing traffic hazards or delays, weather-related travel advisories or snow cleanup messaging.
Subscribers to the new system can text the following keywords to 888-777 on their mobile devices to receive the text messages. Users can choose to receive any or all of these four messages:
Subscribers who have previously signed up to receive alerts will receive a couple of notifications to subscribe to the new system using the 888777 numbers. As of
The new system comes from a joint effort by
More information and instructions can be found online at pennco.org/textalerts.
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