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City of Richmond Launches New Emergency Notification System

(RICHMOND) – The City of Richmond has launched a new emergency notification system to keep residents informed of emergency alerts as well as non-emergency incidents that may have significant impacts to residents.

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

This list is not meant to be all inclusive and the system will not be used for routine information. In addition to receiving information on a wireless device, residents may also receive notification on a land telephone line depending on the type of incident or event. To sign up, visit and follow the step-by- step instructions to register your contact information into the database. Those wish to subscribe to SMS text messages only can text their zip code to 38276. There is also a mobile app available.


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