Douglas County, KS — Douglas County is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to provide residents with severe weather watches and warnings issued by the Topeka National Weather Service to be delivered by voice message to their landline or cellular telephone, and/or by text message, and/or by e-mail. The system also has the capability of providing other health and safety information during disasters or other emergencies to contacts in a specified geographical area. Residents are encouraged to register as soon as possible in the new system and should be sure to select “Douglas County Notifications” to ensure receipt of emergency notification from Douglas County.
The service will be provided without charge to county residents as Everbridge is funded through a Northeast Region Homeland Security Council grant. This system will replace the current call notification system, IRIS which will be turned off at midnight on July 21st. For more information and to register for alerts visit: http://bit.ly/DgCoNotification