With this week marking the one year anniversary of the devastating EF-5 tornado that ripped through Joplin, Mo, killing 161 people, Prince George’s County officials are encouraging residents to sign up the county’s emergency notification system.
The Office of Emergency Management will send text messages, email alerts, and pages to any and all registered devices in the event of an emergency via the county’s Community Notification System, NotifyMe Prince George’s.
“Today, as we reflect on last year’s tragedy in Joplin, it is critical for citizens of Prince George’s County to prepare in every way possible in the event a tornado strikes our County,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, III in a press release. “NotifyMe Prince George’s offers residents the type of warning they need to help protect their families.”
NotifyMe Prince George’s provides subscribers with real-time information on several situations, including weather-related emergencies, traffic alerts, amber alerts, school and government delays and closings, utility interruptions and emergency preparedness measures.
County residents can sign up for NotifyMe Prince George’s online.
This information was gathered from a press release issued by the Prince George’s County government.