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High-Tech Emergency Alert System Available

<p>Frederick City has gotten rid of its old Nixle system, so city residents will have to sign up for the new system to receive alerts.</p>

FREDERICK, MD - People who live in Frederick can sign up for a new high-tech emergency alert system.

Alert Frederick County is a system managed by the Frederick County Division of Emergency Management.

Frederick City has gotten rid of its old Nixle system, so city residents will have to sign up for the new system to receive alerts.

"We'd like to recommend citizens sign up for this program because it's a way for us to get information fast to the public. Otherwise, you might have to go looking for the information yourself. This way, it's coming directly to you with the technology we have," said Lance Duvall, lead video producer with the City of Frederick.

You can customize the kinds of alerts you want to receive, such as police, severe weather, and emergency notifications.

"With the new program, unlike the old program, you can customize yourself as a resident how you like your messages," Duvall said. "We're going to send out advisory and emergency response messages. You can change what order you'd like to receive them in."

You can also register up to five e-mail addresses and receive alerts by phone, text, or e-mail.

You can sign up for the alerts by clicking here.

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