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St Lucie County's Public Safety Urges Residents to Register for Emergency Notifications

March 27, 2017

FORT PIERCE – St. Lucie County’s Public Safety Department is asking residents to sign up for emergency notifications through its new “reverse 9-1-1” system – Alert St. Lucie.

St. Lucie County, along with local law enforcement agencies and the St. Lucie County Fair District, are utilizing the Everbridge system to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county. The system allows users to create accounts and customize what type of messages they want to receive and at what times the messages will arrive.

Alert St. Lucie is replacing the old CodeRED system. If residents and businesses have already signed up with CodeRED, your phone numbers will transfer to the new system. However, now is a good time to make sure your contact information is up to date.

Residents and businesses can update their contact information at www.stlucieco.gov/Alert.

Public Safety officials ask that everyone register their mobile phones as well as their "land line" and VOIP (voice over internet) phones to receive Alert St. Lucie messages.

St. Lucie County Public Safety Director Ron Parrish explains that these systems are only as good as the database supporting them.