Some residents with phone-over-internet, such as Comcast, may have never registered in the old system and should create an account with Everbridge to be certain
Partners on emergency notifications since 2006, the C»»ounty and City elected earlier this year to switch to Everbridge. The decision was based on the company’s ability to notify tens of thousands of residents in a matter of minutes, and its ability to custom-deliver messages to residents based on the notification preferences they determine. Everbridge, a multinational company providing emergency communications to over 50 million people, was lauded last year when their services were deployed in the wake of the Boston bombing.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: I already signed up with the notification program Brentwood has called NIXLE, do I need to sign up with Everbridge?
A: Yes. NIXLE is a program that may be phased-out in the near future. It is for non-emergency cellular text (SMS) alerts such as traffic accidents. Everbridge is a much more robust platform that works across voice, email, and text. You must be in the Everbridge database to receive emergency alerts.
Q: My number was in the old system, do I need to sign up with Everbridge?
A: If your number was in the old system, it has been provided to Everbridge, but you need to set up an account to let Everbridge know what areas of Williamson County you wish to receive about (ie: home, kids' school, work, parents' home), what types of alerts you want to receive (ie: emergencies, but not traffic), and how do you want to be notified (ie: phone, email, or text).
Q: Will I receive alerts in the middle of the night?
A: If it is non-weather emergency, yes. If it is a weather event, only if that is what you want. You can specify hours for weather events in the Everbridge system that you don't want to be notified. PLEASE NOTE: If you sign up for weather notifications, those alerts come directly from the National Weather Service (NWS) and are sent out through our system automatically. If the NWS issues alerts in the middle of the night, and you have not specified do-not-call times, you WILL be awakened by these alerts. On occasion, multiple alerts are issued for the same event. These alerts are not controlled by the City of Brentwood.
Q: Once I'm signed up, can I change my preferences and information later?
A: Yes, you can change your information at any time.