The City of DeLand has launched a notification system that will keep area residents and businesses informed about important information.
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Media contact: Chris Graham
Community Information Specialist
(DeLand, FL) – The City of DeLand has launched a notification system that will keep area residents and businesses informed about important information.
Alert DeLand, offered in partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Everbridge, will notify residents about important events for the DeLand area. Weather advisories issued by the National Weather Service such as hurricane and tornado warnings will automatically go out to community members who sign up to receive notifications. Other information that will be sent out from the city through Alert DeLand include notifications about sandbag fill-up locations, road closures or public safety incidents.
“When our city is facing an emergency situation or our residents need potentially life-saving information, Alert DeLand will be an excellent way for the city to communicate with our residents and businesses in a timely manner,” said Mayor Robert F. Apgar.
When users sign up for the program, they may select their way of being communicated to by the City of DeLand such as via text, phone call or email. Alerts will either be sent out citywide or they can be tailored for certain areas of the community depending on the scope of the issue. When notifications are broadcast, the system will cycle through the modes of communication with residents until it is confirmed they have been reached.
While Alert DeLand will be a great way for residents to stay informed about what’s going on in their city, we encourage our residents to have multiple ways to receive information regarding weather events such as NOAA weather radios.
For more information or to sign up, people may go to https://www.deland.org/resources/alert-deland