When events occur it is often hard to know what is really happening and how to react. Sign up for the Nixle texting service to receive offical text messages from the Cleveland/Bradley County Emergency Management Agency.
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Text cbcema to 888-777 to receive the latest offical information in a local crisis.
It is the responsibility of the Emergency Management Agency to inform the public of actual or impending large scale incidents. Their duty is to inform the public of:
What the actual situation is.
What emergency responders are doing to help the situation.
What they need to do to stay out of the incident or what they can do to help the situation.
The service is secure, reliable and easy to use.
Messages will be prioritized as Alerts (weather warnings, severe storms), Advisories (school closings, missing persons), or Community (Smoke testing, Block Party street closings) messages and may include other relevant safety and community event information.
The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a ¼ mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information. Subscribers can also choose which of the types of messages are received and the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or by voice.
Nixle builds on the foundations of other public-to-public communication services, such as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, but adds a key component: security. When citizens receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.
Residents of Cleveland/Bradley County and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message and email by texting CBCEMA to 888777 or registering at http://www.nixle.com