The Nixle system is an effective way to get real-time alerts about the emergency in your area. To get the updates, text your zip code to 888777 (messaging rates apply).
Only authenticated agencies and community organizations can securely publish information. There are four types of messages:
- Alerts (many would refer to this as an emergency type alert),
- Advisories (less urgent need-to-know information),
- Community Information (day-to-day neighborhood to community-level information), and
- Traffic (very localized traffic information).
For more information about Nixle, please see their FAQ page.