Last updateThu, 29 Jan 2015 3pm

County offering Everbridge SySTEM for citizen alerts

• Citizens and businesses can sign up to receive emergency and non-emergency alerts

Phelps County is now using the Everbridge system for Citizen Alerts to communicate with thousands of businesses and residents in minutes in the event of an emergency.  Everbridge is an industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions provider that helps organizations save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations.

With the Everbridge system, Phelps County will be able to alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues and in process violent crimes. Messages can be sent to individuals using a variety of contact mechanisms– cell phone, landline, email, text messaging, fax, pager, and more – ensuring that residents of Phelps County receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens listed in the Counties white or yellow pages will be automatically subscribed to alerts by landline, though any individual may self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out. In addition, the County plans to use the Everbridge system to notify residents about other important activities, such as road closure.

"We have a commitment to protect our citizens from any danger that threatens our community. The ability to reach all residents quickly during an emergency in order to warn them and provide guidance is critical to upholding that commitment, which is why we selected the Everbridge system. “The Everbridge mass notification and interactive communication system ensures the County will be able to react quickly and efficiently to reach each individuals in the case of an emergency.”

To sign up for emergency alerts, please go to this website:

If anyone has a problem opting into the Everbridge Mass Notification System, please call the PCSD at (573) 426-3860. Ask for Road Supervisor Mike Kirn or Capt. Rick Hope. If you don't have a computer and just want us to sign you up, come by and we will assist you.