Local emergency alerts available on your smartphone

    Crawford County 911 Emergency Services and the city of Cuba have a free messaging service available to area residents. It provides alerts for severe weather in the area and more.

    RAVE Smart911 has been jointly purchased by the emergency service agencies of Crawford County through the Crawford County Chiefs Association. Crawford County has also implemented the RAVE platform for use in the public schools, which allows an instantaneous message to be sent to 911 in the event of an active intruder.
    The messaging service can provide severe weather alerts as the National Weather Service sends them out. Alerts can be provided via text messages, emails, or phone calls, or all three.
    To sign up for the service online, go to smart911.com and click on the “Sign Up Today” button, or text the words “Smart911” to 67283 to receive a link to download the Smart 911 phone app.
    Crawford County residents will be asked to provide their name, address, phone number, and email to sign up. The RAVE Smart 911 system is used to send out mass notifications through texts, emails, or voice calls to all users.
    The city of Cuba has its own emergency alert system—AlertCuba—and you can sign up for it, along with Smart 911 and the Smart 911 App.
    AlertCuba is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from the city of Cuba. It keeps residents and travelers informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, electric or water outages, and other emergencies.
    The Smart911 app provides enhanced functionality by sending targeted alerts based on the user’s location. Smart911 app users will receive the highest priority National Weather Service alerts including tornado warnings, flash flood warnings, and severe thunderstorm warnings based on their real-time location.
    You can also download the Smart911 App on the Apple Store or Google Play or registry by texting “Smart911,” “CubaMO,” or “CrawfordCo” to 67283.