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City of Richmond Encouraging Residents to Sign Up For Mass Notification System

(RICHMOND) - The City of Richmond is encouraging residents to sign up for the city’s Mass Notification System via a website,, for emergency alerts as well as non-emergency situations occurring in Richmond. Residents and businesses can sign up to receive emergency alerts via text message, email, or voice mail based on preference.

“It is important that we collect this contact information because many households no longer utilize traditional land-based telephone lines, and the city needs to be able to reach residents in cases of emergency,” said City Manager Terri Vela.

Emergency Alerts could be related to specific hazards that require some type of action to be taken such as evacuation, shelter in place or boil water orders. Non-emergency alerts to residents could include significant transportation problems with prolonged impacts or significant ongoing police or fire activity.

This system will also be used to let residents and businesses know about upcoming events and activities occurring in Richmond such as Movies at Wessendorff or Richmond Farmers Markets and other special events.

The system also offers a free App called My Alerts to be downloaded on your mobile device.


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