Currituck County has an additional tool to improve communications with the public during emergency events. Our Currituck Alert 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 available to Currituck citizens. 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.
Currituck County is using Currituck Alert, for a quick convent way to 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 our 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.