The City of Evanston uses an emergency notification system to alert anyone who wishes to be notified about emergencies in Evanston. This service allows you to sign up to get emergency alerts on your cell phone, work phone, text message, e-mail, home phone, and more.
You can also choose the locations you want to be contacted about. You can receive notifications about emergencies that may affect your home, your parents' home, your workplace, and your child's school, as long as those locations are within the boundaries of the city.
The system will be used to notify residents about imminent threats to health and safety. Public safety officials will send alerts about emergencies such as severe weather, floods, gas leaks, or critical police activity.
Click here to register for this service. Enter your email address and select "Emergency Notifications" on the following page under Evanston News & Events.
If you don't sign up, you will still receive notifications on your traditional home phone, but nowhere else.
The system is only as good as the information you provide. If your cell phone, work phone or email address changes, you must go to your profile and update the information. The one exception is traditional landlines. If a traditional landline changes to another landline number, that information will be automatically updated.
No, the information that you provide will be used for emergency purposes only. We will not give or sell your telephone numbers or email addresses to any vendor or other organization.
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