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KC Alert:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Emergency Alert Program?

This service allows you to opt-in to receive notifications via phone calls, text messaging, e-mail and more based on locations you care about. You can choose to receive notifications about events that may affect your home, workplace, family's schools and more.

When will it be used?

This system will be used to notify you about imminent threats to health and safety as well as informational notifications that affect your locations or work environments. Administrators will send notifications regarding severe weather, flooding, gas leaks, police activity and more.

Will I still get emergency notifications if I don't sign up?

If you don't create a username and password you will only receive emergency alerts related to public health and safety. In order to receive optional alerts regarding county programs, general public health notices, etc., you must create an account and "opt in" for non-emergency related alerts.

What if my phone number or email address changes?

The system is only as good as the information you provide. If your contact information changes, you can always visit your profile and update your information.

Will my contact information be shared with others?

No. The information that you provide will be used only by Kings County for notification purposes. We will not give or sell your contact or location information to any vendor or other organization.