Emergency officials urge you to sign up for alerts

As Severe Weather Preparedness Week winds down, the Bartholomew County Emergency Management department is reminding you that you can sign up for the Everbridge Alert System to receive important weather and emergency information by phone, text or e-mail.

The county has been using Everbridge for nine years. Alerts may include public safety threats, dangerous weather, Amber alerts and traffic advisories. Users can customize their own settings so they only receive the alerts they are interested in.

Everbridge will alert you by the methods you have selected and you must acknowledge receipt of a message or it will roll over to the next method. On the phone, you can acknowledge you have received the alert by hitting “1.” On text messages or emails, you can respond by typing “Yes”

You can sign up to receive Everbridge alerts from Bartholomew County Emergency Management by calling 812-379-1500, emailing [email protected] or through the county’s website at bartholomew.in.gov.