Currituck County has an additional tool to improve communications with the public during emergency events. The Everbridge system is capable of sending mass community alerts through a variety of mechanisms, including:
- cell phones
- and text messages.
Community alerts are standard notifications that citizens choose to receive. There are 4 types of community alerts. You may choose to receive any or all of the four types of the alerts.
- Law Alert: A notification from the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office.
- Parks and Recreation Alert: A notification from the Currituck County Parks and Recreation Department. Examples of notifications may include event cancellations, postponements, or registration drives.
- Public Meetings Alert: A notification from Currituck County regarding meetings that are open for public attendance. Examples of notifications may include a Board of Commissioner’s or Planning Board meeting.
- Community Events Alert: A notification from Currituck County regarding community events. Examples of notifications may include parades, Independence Day Celebration, or festivals.
By using Everbridge, Currituck County can alert citizens and businesses about any types of hazardous conditions that may impact the public, such as:
- severe weather
- evacuation orders
- and wildfires.
It may also be used during non-emergency times to notify residents of important public meetings and community events.
Citizens listed in the 9-1-1 database of landlines will be automatically subscribed to this free service, entitled “Currituck Alert.” or sign up on the Everbridge website to self-register additional contact points, such as a cellphone.
Individuals who need assistance with registering can call Emergency Management at 252-232-2115.
Currituck Alert ensures the county will be able to react quickly and efficiently in the case of an emergency and is a critical component of the emergency response system.