Chesapeake launches new alert system

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 7 at 1:34 PM

CHESAPEAKE -- Chesapeake launched an upgraded and redesigned system for alerting citizens in cases of emergency and for providing non-emergency information about programs and services on an opt-in basis.

The system, called “Chesapeake Alert,” went live this week.

A variety of non-emergency notifications related to specific areas, such as road closures, schedule changes, etc., can be requested using the opt-in registration. These allow citizens to select both the types of messages and the methods of delivery they prefer.

Citizens who previously registered for the old “Chesapeake Alert” need to re-register by visiting CityofChesapeake.net/ChesapeakeAlert. This is also the link for new registrations.

Contacts in the old system will receive a telephone message within the next week asking them to register in the new system. Email subscribers will also receive a similar message.

By registering, citizens can ensure that the City uses their preferred method of communications, including cell, text, home telephone and email. Citizens can also include the preferred order of contact methods and choose to receive alerts for any location in Chesapeake.

Citizens with questions about “Chesapeake Alert” should call the Customer Contact Center at 757-382-CITY.

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