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.
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.
Questions & Answers
What kind of alerts will I receive?
Currituck Alert will be used to notify you about imminent threats to health and safety, as well as informational notifications that affect your locations or work environments.
Administrators have the ability to send notifications regarding:
- hazardous weather
- gas leaks
- water and sewer notices
- law enforcement activity
- and more.
What caller ID number will display when I receive a notification via landline or cell phone?
The number displayed on your caller ID will be 252-232-6010. If you place a return call to this number you will reach a recording that states,
“You have reached Currituck Alert, Currituck County government’s emergency and public information notification system. If you received a call or text message from this telephone number please check your voice mail, text messages or email to receive the important message that Currituck County is sending you.
If you have questions about the notification please contact the county department that sent the message directly. The department directory is available on the county website at www.currituckgovernment.com. “
Why should I confirm receipts of notifications?
When you sign up for Currituck Alert, you are given a choice of notification delivery formats, such as email, text message or phone call. You also have the choice of setting the priority order for those notifications.
Currituck Alert will attempt to reach you through all contact methods provided until a confirmation of receipt is received. By confirming that you have received a notification, you will eliminate the receipt of multiple messages.
Will my contact information be shared with others?
No. The information that you provide will be used only for emergency notification purposes. We will not give or sell your contact or location information to any vendor or other organization.
What if my phone number or email address changes?
The system is only as good as the information you provide. If your contact information changes, you can always visit your profile and update your information.