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Walla Walla County adds 'Subscribe by Cellphone' feature to emergency notifications

 


WALLA WALLA—Would you like to receive County emergency notifications directly to your cell phone? Walla Walla County Emergency Management has added a new feature to its Citizen Alert emergency notification system from Everbridge to make it even easier to sign up for Alerts, Advisories, and Community Messages.

Residents can text their Walla Walla County zip code to 888777 and receive real-time alerts and advisories directly from emergency management and other local agencies. There is no charge for registering, but standard text messaging rates will apply.

After texting their zip code, subscribers will get a message confirming enrollment by asking them to reply with their email address. Alerts & Advisories will then be sent via SMS text and email (if provided).

Community Messages will be received by email only (if provided). Subscribers can opt-out at any time by texting “STOP” to 888777.

Residents are still encouraged to register for Walla Walla Citizen Alert. “This is just one more tool in the toolbox,” said Liz Jessee, emergency management director. “The more information we have, the greater the likelihood we’ll be able to reach residents during an emergency.”

Complete instructions for the new feature, by type of cellphone, can be found on the emergency management website located here: https://www.co.walla-walla.wa.us/residents/emergency_management/index.php

Registration for Walla Walla Citizen Alert is also located on this webpage.

 

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