For Immediate Release: 6/24/2011 12:57 pm
Worcester, MA (June 24, 2011) - The City of Worcester’s Emergency Communications Department launched a new notification system to alert residents about emergencies and other important community news. The new system, called ALERTWorcester, will notify residents of critical information quickly, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, utility problems, missing persons or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.
Individuals can register to receive these notifications by signing up for the service via the City’s web site at www.worcesterma.gov/emergency-communications and clicking on ALERTWorcester. Individuals can receive time-sensitive messages via home, cell or business phone, e-mail, text messages, hearing-impaired receiving devices and more. Once registered, individuals can manage their profile to edit information.
"It is so important for our residents to stay informed and be prepared for any type of emergency situation," said Worcester City Manager Michael O’Brien. "Every resident can take a few simple steps, such as registering for these notifications, to enhance preparedness for their families and loved ones."
Individuals with disabilities who may need assistance with registration can call the City’s Customer Service Center at (508) 929-1300 to sign-up.