HARRISBURG, Pa (WHTM) – Many members of the South Central Task Force, which includes emergency management agencies in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties, are implementing a new emergency notification service which may require residents to register their phone numbers to receive alerts.
The task force is starting to use a program called Everbridge Notification System. The service allows residents and business in the eight county area to be notified of an emergency situation, like floods, snow emergencies or an active shooter.
Residents can choose to have voice alert messages sent to their home phone or cell phone. They can also receive text or email messages with emergency information.
The system also allows you to register for up to five locations you’d like to receive information. So, for instance, if you live in Lebanon and work in Harrisburg, you can receive alerts pertaining to both locations.
Residents and businesses that are publicly listed in White and Yellow Pages will automatically be signed up. However, if you want to add a cell phone, email address or other location, you must register to receive the alerts. You can register on the South Central Alert page.