MEDINA, Ohio - Medina will begin using Everbridge Aware for Citizen Alerts, an emergency notification system, to notify residents and business owners in minutes if there's an emergency.
Residents who sign up for the feature will get alerts about fires, toxic environmental issues, missing persons, utility outages, boil alerts and other emergencies.
Messages can be sent to residents on their cellphone, home phone, via email, text message, fax, pager, PDA and more.
Residents and businesses listed in the city’s white pages directory that have landline phones will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but can provide additional contact information or opt out.
"Medina is working to protect our citizens from danger that can threaten our community. The ability to reach as many residents as possible using multiple tools during an emergency to warn them and provide guidance is our goal as community partners; Everbridge Aware for Citizen Alerts is one of those tools,” said Mayor Dennis Hanwell. “The Everbridge emergency notification system is another way to be able to assist residents on how to react accurately and efficiently in a natural disaster or other crisis.”
To sign up for the emergency alerts, visit www.medinaoh.org.
Then, follow the link on the homepage, select Sign Up for Alerts and follow the directions.
If you are unable to sign up due to a disability, or you do not have a computer, you can call the Medina Police Department at (330) 725-7777 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and they will sign you up over the phone.
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