Hernando County has launched its new emergency notification system, AlertHernando, which informs residents to emergency situations so that they can act to protect themselves.
Through AlertHernando, the County can contact thousands of residents within minutes with important information such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. Residents are encouraged to register now for this free service. Signing up is quick, easy and secure on the AlertHernando website at www.AlertHernando.org.
“We know that communication is the key to ensuring the safety of our residents, and we are always looking for ways to improve that process,” said Cecilia Patella, Hernando County Emergency Management Director. “With the implementation of AlertHernando, residents will receive timely automated emergency weather alerts to help them respond more quickly to each unique situation. With the height of hurricane season rapidly approaching, I want to encourage all residents to register for automated notifications from AlertHernando.”
Residents listed in the Yellow or White Pages will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone. AlertHernando registration also allows residents and visitors to self-register and provide additional contact information.
AlertHernando is powered by Everbridge, a global enterprise software company that provides applications which automate the delivery of critical information to help keep people safe and businesses running, and is the service provider for the development and implementation of AlertFlorida under the Florida Division of Emergency Management. This service is provided at no charge to all Florida counties. Funding was made possible by the Florida Legislature from the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund.
Contact Hernando County Emergency Management at (352) 754-4083 for more information about AlertHernando.