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Baltimore City launches emergency notification system

Posted at 6:18 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 09:28:20-04

BALTIMORE, Md. — City officials want to make sure all residents are informed about emergencies.

BMORE ALERT is a new emergency notification system where anyone who signs up can be notified by phone, text, email, Facebook, and Twitter. It can also trigger the National Integrated Public Alert and Warning System.

After registering for the alerts residents, businesses and visitors will get notifications on things like severe weather, infectious disease outbreaks, widespread power outages, evacuations, and more.

"In the last few years we've had a number of major incidents," said David McMillan, Director of Mayor's Office of Emergency Management. "Floods by the Frederick Avenue corridor, we've dealt with obviously major winter events, all of these things we are looking forward to communicating with you and being proactive with information that we're willing to put out to you."

Officials are encouraging residents to register for the system with their phone numbers and other contact information. The information will be encrypted and will only be used for emergency notifications.

Residents can also use the system to report information to city officials.