Lehigh County provides its residents and visitors with emergency community notifications in the event of emergency situations or during other situations that may warrant community notification, such as during major or prolonged weather events.. These notifications are meant to provide information that is critical to the safety and well being of the county's residents and visitors. Notifications are provided via a telephone notification system that will dial each telephone number in our system within the affected area and provide the person who answers with any pertinent information regarding the emergency.
These notifications are not intended to replace critical time-sensitive information that is provided via the Emergency Alert System, which is broadcast via television and radio stations, along with NOAA Weather Radio.
Emergency Community Notification system Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is already in the system?
Persons who have "traditional" wireline telephone service, such as Verizon, Ironton, Frontier, Service Electric, Blue Ridge and RCN are already in our system, even if you have an unlisted phone number.
Who should register their home or business phone in the system?
Those who have landline telephone service provided by VOIP services, such as Vonage, Magic Jack, and other companies need to register their home telephone number in order to receive alerts from our system. If you are not sure whether your telephone service is VOIP, contact your telephone provider for confirmation.
If I want notifications to my wireless phone (cell phone), must I register my number?
YES, you must register your cell phone if you want messages sent to it! Wireless telephone numbers are not automatically included in our system and must be registered by the phone's owner. PLEASE NOTE that during times of widespread emergency situations, cellular telephone networks may be overloaded and messages may not be sent by the wireless carriers in a timely manner.
Will emergency notifications to my cell phone be based on my address, or my current location?
Notifications sent to cell phones will be based upon the address that was used when the cell phone was registered in the system. Notifications will not be based upon the phone's current location due to limitations in currently available technology.
What if i want to receive a text or email to my cell phone from your system?
It is possible to recieve text notifications to a wireless device or email account. If you wish to receive email or text notifications, enter the desired email address in the appropriate field of the self-registration page.
The County will not be responsible for any fees associated with delivery or reciept of text or email messages. If you are unsure of your text or email fees, contact your wireless provider.
Additionally, be aware that capabilities of various cell phone models and limitations of wireless carrier networks may impact delivery of email and text messages. Timely and complete delivery of these email and text messages is not implied or guaranteed.
How will the County use my information, and will it be shared with anyone?
The County of Lehigh intends to use your information for emergency purposes only, or during other situations that may warrant community notification, such as during major or prolonged weather events. The county, its personnel or agents, will not share your information with any third-parties. Access to the system and your personal data stored within is restricted and secured and access is limited to authorized personnel only.
How do I register?
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER