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CharMeckAlerts.org emergency notification system launches today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Contact: Mark Basnight, Charlotte Fire Department
704-336-2094 or mbasnight@charlottenc.gov

 
The City of Charlotte, in partnership with Mecklenburg County and the incorporated townships, launched CharMeck Alerts, a new countywide mass notification system today.
 
The system has the capability to send notifications to the public via several methods, including landline telephone, cellular telephone, SMS text message, email and social media. Similar systems have been used nationwide and proven to be effective during public emergencies and crises.
 
The system allows users to enter up to five locations within Mecklenburg County for which they want emergency information. Registrants can then enter their email address, wireless phone number or landline number, allowing the system to notify them through those methods when an emergency arises in those areas.
 
For more information or to register, the public may go to www.charmeckalerts.org.