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Baltimore launches emergency notification system

Residents encouraged to register for BMORE ALERT
Posted at 6:08 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 18:10:54-04

BALTIMORE — Wednesday Baltimore city officials announced the launch of BMORE ALERT, Baltimore's new mass notification tool.

The emergency notification system can alert citizens by landline, cell phone, text messages, email, Facebook and Twitter. The alert system can also trigger the National Integrated Public Alert and Warning System.

After registering for the alerts, residents across Baltimore will receive notifications for 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. Floods by the Frederick Ave. corridor. We've dealt with obviously major winter events. All of these things we are looking forward to communicating to you and being proactive with information that we're willing to put out to you,” said David McMillan, the Director of the mayor’s Office of Emergency Management.

Officials are encouraging residents to register for the system with phone numbers and other contact information. That information will be encrypted and only be used for emergency notifications. Residents can report information to city officials as well.