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Sedgwick County and participating cities within the county are able to send you important notifications via email, text, or voice call based on the location you enter and the contact options you provide. It is important to collect this contact and location information because many households no longer utilize traditional land-line phones. Your information will not be shared with anyone else.On the sign up page there are three categories of alerts you can choose per city; each of the three categories has a list of example notifications. There is also the default setting to allow you to receive countywide alerts from Emergency Management and 911.Non-emergency messages will be sent via email only, while urgent alerts may be sent via email and text. In some extreme circumstances, an automated phone call also may be sent. It is free to sign up for the alerts, however, standard text messaging rates may apply. Disclaimer: It is very important to note this is an opt-in service, and most messages will be sent only to the people who provide email/phone/location information. All personal information will be kept secure and will not be shared.Disclaimer: The only alerts that are automated are weather watches and warnings; every other message must be crafted and sent by a person, so even in emergency situations, there will always be at least a slight delay in notification. No alert system is 100% effective 100% of the time; even after signing up, make sure you have multiple ways to receive critical information.
To sign up to receive these notifications please go to The CivicReady Sign up page
You can ready the Sedgwick County Emergency Management Press Release that was released today, May 1st, 2023.