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Pender County urges residents to sign up for local safety alerts

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Residents in Pender County can now receive real-time public safety messages. (Courtesy Pender County).

PENDER COUNTY — Residents in Pender County can now receive real-time public safety messages due to a contract approved in March.

Pender County, in partnership with tech company Nixle, will implement a community notification system to alert residents for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.

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This will replace CodeRed, which has been used by Pender County Emergency
Management for several years.

“Our priority is the health and safety of our residents,” Pender County Emergency Management Director Tommy Batson said in a press release. “We urge all of residents, businesses, and visitors of Pender County to register for this free community alert system.”

There are three ways to register:

  • Go to www.pendercountync.gov and sign up via the Nixle Widget
  • Text your Zip Code to 888777 from your mobile phone
  • Download the Everbridge (Nixle Alert) App on your mobile phone

Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text on their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to www.nixle.com to create a user profile. Landline telephone numbers are automatically updated every month and will receive voice alerts, so no action is necessary if a
resident only uses a landline.

All alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from Pender County. Alerts can be sent via text messaging, email, voice, web, social media, and the Nixle Mobile App in an instant.

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