Keeping tabs on the most up-to-date information in an emergency is important, especially when time counts.
Last month in Sandy, many residents expressed frustration when a fluoride pump malfunctioned after a power outage and they never received notifications, since many had not signed up to receive emergency alerts through the city.
Cities in Utah County are part of an opt-in emergency notification system, which allows you to receive information for a variety of situations, including severe weather, law enforcement activity, missing persons, evacuations and community concerns. The system also allows you to sign up to receive specialized notifications, like those for the Bald Mountain and Pole Creek fires last summer or updates about algal blooms on Utah Lake.
But, how do you sign up? This information will help you to sign up no matter which city you live in.
Utah County Emergency Notification System
Many cities in Utah County are part of the county-wide alert system, which alerts you to important emergency and community news for each city. When signing up, you can set which type of notification you wish to receive (text, email, phone calls, etc.) and which city information you want to be informed about.
The Utah County alert system includes notifications for American Fork, Alpine, Cedar Fort, Cedar Hills, Eagle Mountain, Elk Ridge, Fairfield, Genola, Goshen, Highland, Lehi, Payson, Pleasant Grove, Provo, Salem, Santaquin, Saratoga Springs, Vineyard, Woodland Hills and unincorporated Utah County.
The alert system has various options for each city's alerts, including weather-related information, emergency information, law enforcement and fire alerts, as well as recreation information.
City of Lindon Citizen Alert Notification System
Lindon’s alert system includes informative fire department or law enforcement alerts, power outages, public meeting alerts, public works alerts, special community events, traffic information and closures, water outages, weather related alerts or youth sports sign up notifications. You can sign up for any number of the options.
City of Orem Citizen Alert Notification System
Orem’s alerts include road closure and traffic information, city news, city newsletter, community development, general government, library and community events, public safety, public works, recreation events and senior services.
Spanish Fork Emergency Alert Program
The Spanish Fork notification system sends voice or text communications for potential safety hazards or community concerns.
Springville-Mapleton Citizen Alert Program
Springville and Mapleton share a community alert system, but you can customize your alerts based on which city you want to receive alerts for.
Springville has several alert options, including Art City Days and major city events, golf course information, informative police and fire alerts, library program information, museum program information, recreation program information, senior citizen center information, traffic information and closure and weather related alerts.
For Mapleton, you can sign up for informative fire department alerts, informative law enforcement alerts, power outage information or water outage information.