ONSLOW COUNTY, NC— To keep Onslow County citizens safe and informed when life or property may be at risk, Onslow County Government has launched a new mass notification system – ALERT Onslow.
ALERT Onslow will rapidly deliver emergency messages to predefined groups or geographic areas. The ALERT Onslow database includes E-911 data (landline telephones) and data from citizens who self-register for the service. Onslow County Government, with the guidance of the Onslow County Board of Commissioners, pursued the new system which offers weather alerts, user-friendly registration and website/social media compatibility at a lower cost to the County. ALERT Onslow will be active 24/7 for releasing messages on incidents such as: missing persons, hazardous materials, wildfires, evacuations or other instances that may pose threats to citizens. ALERT Onslow also offers the option to receive National Weather Service ‘severe weather warnings’ to a user’s landline or mobile phone. The system is powered by CodeRED, a web-based reverse dialing program that allows for specific, time-sensitive information to be directed to designated audiences in need. Users may receive alerts via text message, phone call recording or email. ALERT Onslow can translate messaging into four languages: German, French, Japanese and Spanish, with additional language options in development.
ALERT Onslow is free for Onslow County citizens to register. One may register on our website by visiting this link: www.onslowcountync.gov/emergencyservices. Users may also call Onslow County Emergency Services at (910) 347-4270 for signup assistance.