The Town of Southbury is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. Everbridge provides a unified critical communication suite that helps clients be better prepared, make better decisions, and respond quickly and confidently during disruptive events. When an incident happens, whether it’s a natural disaster or manmade disaster, Everbridge automates communications to ensure that the right messages get to the right people at the right time. The Town of Southbury will begin using Everbridge Resident Alerts to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events. Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts: www.southbury-ct.org/emergency-notifications or text “SouthburyCT” to 888777.
Southbury will use the Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths - cell phone, text, home phone and email - to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in the 911 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but Everbridge allows citizens to self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out.
“We have a commitment to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response. To uphold this, when critical information and public service announcements are available, we need to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible,” said Stephen Schnell, Southbury Emergency Management Director. “The Everbridge emergency notification system allows the Town of Southbury to disseminate this information across all types of devices, ensuring residents have access to real-time public information when they need it the most.”
“A resilient, comprehensive critical communications system is an essential tool for municipalities that need to notify thousands of residents and businesses rapidly and efficiently,” said Jeff Manville, Southbury First Selectman.
Please register for Southbury Alerts now.
Text “SouthburyCT” to 888777