Emergency Alerts I Town & County Notifications
Sign up now to receive a variety of alerts, including:
- Severe weather watches and warnings
- Evacuation orders
- Disruptions or delays in water delivery
- Trash collection schedule changes and updates
- Town-specific notifications
Users can choose which county and town lists they want to join when they are setting up and maintaining their profile. All alerts and notifications can be sent via text, email and a phone call, depending upon the methods the user chooses as a way to receive the information.
Registering for OBXAlerts will enable Dare County citizens and visitors to have emergency and routine notifications delivered to them using the pathways they choose when setting up their account.
Due to the switch to a new service provider, current subscribers’ contact information and passwords are not transferable. Current subscribers to Dare County’s emergency alerts system will need to re-register to join OBXAlerts. The minimum information needed to register is a user’s first and last name, an email address and a physical address. Providing a physical address allows the system to deliver alerts to those in a specific geographic area.
When signing up for the new OBXAlerts platform, Dare County residents and visitors will establish a very basic Smart911 profile. If they so choose, they can expand their profile with additional information that can be shared with public safety officials.
This option can be helpful for those with special medical needs or other considerations that public safety officials should be aware of in the event of an emergency — for example, if someone needs assistance when evacuating, has service animals, requires medical equipment or has any other special needs that must be addressed in order to keep them safe when an emergency occurs.
It is easy to subscribe to OBXAlerts and to create a Smart911 profile. To sign up and find out more about OBXAlerts, visit www.DareNC.com/Alerts. The Smart911 app can be downloaded through the Apple App Store and Google Play.