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MCANS is Monroe County’s New

Communication Tool! 

Receive emergency alerts and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency and Community Alert Program.  Monroe County Alert Notification System (MCANS) allows you to use multiple means of communication for the both Emergency Alert System and the Community Notification System.  In addition to your home phone, you may add mobile phones, Voice over IP (VOIP) landlines, e-mail and/or text messaging to be included to receive messages from both the Emergency Alert and Community Notification System.  You may also choose the order in which you receive the notification. These systems allow the County to easily and swiftly communicate with residents and interested parties through all of today’s available technology.

 


What is the Emergency Alert Notification System?

The Emergency Alert system allows local officials to help protect lives and property by providing critical information to residents during emergencies, including dangerous situations.  The system allows the Police and Fire Departments to quickly send out an emergency alert to residents in any affected geographic area.  Depending on the emergency, the alert may be sent to the entire town or selected areas within town.  The current database includes only traditional wire-line telephone (the “land line” phone you may have in your home).  If you want the system to send alerts to other communication devices that you use, you will have to provide your contact information by logging into the system and sign up for alerts.

 


What is the Community Alert Notification System?

This service allows you to sign up to get notifications from within several designated categories. These categories will provide information on local and county road closures, need-to-know health updates, and important information in the event of snow related problems. Subscribers will be able to receive messages on their home phone, mobile phone, email or text message.  The categories to choose from are: 

Local Snow Emergency

Public Health Information

School Emergency Notification

Local Road Closure

County Road Closure

Drinking Water Alerts

Community Notification

 

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