Emergency Communications and Iredell County Emergency Management (911) Names January as “Preparedness Sign Up Month”
Register now to protect yourself and the people you love.
Iredell County provides community information and emergency alert services through a company called Hyper-Reach. When important things are happening in the community, the County uses Hyper-Reach to quickly get the word out by phone, text, email and other methods to you and local people you care about.
This important free service will be a primary way that the County sends out information such as evacuation orders, shelter information and ways to get assistance.
For the system to work, the County needs residents to register their address and contact information so the system knows who to send the information to and how to send it. So Iredell County Emergency Communications is promoting signing up for alerts throughout the month of January.
County officials want every resident to be part of this vital community resource. You can enroll or update your information by calling or texting “Alert” to (980)-829-0101 or by going to the website http://bit.ly/IredellCountyAlerts.
And once you’ve signed up or have updated your information - the County is also asking you to also encourage your friends, family and neighbors in the community to also register or update their info.
Because the County is keeping up with the latest technology, you can also get community and emergency alerts through Alexa-enabled devices just by saying “Alexa, enable Hyper-Reach” and following the Alexa-provided instructions. And you can also get alerts on your web browser by clicking “Accept” when you see the request for push notifications.
There’s also the Hyper-Reach Anywhere app you can download to your smartphone. Hyper-Reach Anywhere is free and lets you manage and monitor the alerts you receive for home, office and other addresses you care about - such as elderly relatives or friends. Just go to your Apple or Google app store and search for “Hyper-Reach Anywhere.”
“We’re proud to be able to offer such an important service to the citizens of Iredell County,” said Stephen Smith, Iredell Emergency Communications. “Hyper-Reach is state of the art, with the ability to reach every registered resident in the County in less than an hour.”