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Notifications

Kandiyohi County
Emergency Management



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IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SIGNING UP FOR EVERBRDIGE: 
1.  These Critical Warnings are coming directly from the Kandiyohi 9-1-1 DIspatch Center.

 2.  In addition to critical notifications you can also sign up for National Weather Service alert subscriptions for various situations.  You can select the times you don't want to be disturbed in the customized box called: "Weather and Hazard Alerts Settings"    
 
3.  If you are a Sprint Customer -- Please check with Sprint to make sure that your phone is set to receive SMS text from short code 89361 to receive these alerts.  



Emergency Management

What is the Emergency Alert Program
This service allows you to opt-in to receive notifications via phone calls, text messaging, e-mail and more based on locations you care about. You can choose to receive notifications about events that may affect your home, workplace, family's schools and more.
What can I get notifications for?
Kandiyohi County notifies for various incidents that affect our citizens.
Weather Alerts, Road Closures as well as alerting the public of people or incidents to be aware of.national weather service
Will I get alerts at all hours of the day?

Weather alerts can be muted at hours that you determine. 

When setting up (or editing) your Everbridge account, be sure to select the Do Not Disturb Hours for Weather Alerts


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When will it be used?
This system will be used to notify you about imminent threats to health and safety as well as informational notifications that affect your locations or work environments. Administrators will send notifications regarding severe weather, flooding, gas leaks, police activity and more.
Will I still get emergency notifications if I don't sign up?
If you don't create a username and password, you may receive notifications if you are part of our database that we received from the phone company.  Our intent is to use database info to notify people in the event of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, Tornado Warnings, Amber Alerts, Evacuations, and other serious life/safety issues.  If you would like to opt out of receiving these notifications, you can contact 320-231-6520 and leave message with your name and phone number you wish to remove.
What if my phone number or email address changes?
The system is only as good as the information you provide. If your contact information changes, you can always visit your profile and update your information.
Will my contact information be shared with others?
No. The information that you provide will be used only for this Organization for notification purposes. We will not give or sell your contact or location information to any vendor or other organization.