TAVARES— Lake County this week implemented its new emergency notification system, AlertLake powered by Everbridge, which allows residents to know about issues that may affect their safety. This system lets the county contact thousands of residents within seconds so they can receive important information about an emergency.
“Safety is a top priority, and Lake County’s improved emergency notification system will alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires and floods,” said Tommy Carpenter, manager of Lake County Emergency Management. “Messages will be sent to residents via their preferred means of contact—such as cell phone, text message or email, to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information.”
The success of the service relies on residents’ participation. Those listed in the Yellow or White Pages will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but AlertLake also allows citizens to self-register and provide additional contact information. Unlisted numbers are not provided. Residents are encouraged to register to begin receiving alerts. Signing up is quick, easy and secure on the AlertLake website at www.alertlake.com.
The system is also fully integrated with the county’s Emergency Management social media sites, www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and www.twitter.com/lakeemergency.
Everbridge is a global enterprise software company that provides applications which automate the delivery of critical information to help keep people safe and businesses running, and is the service provider for the development and implementation of AlertFlorida under the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
For more information about Alert Lake, contact Lake County Emergency Management at 352-343-9420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.