County launches new emergency alert system, CharMeck Alerts - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

County launches new emergency alert system, CharMeck Alerts

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Courtesy: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management

City and county officials across Mecklenburg County announced a new countywide mass notification system to be used during emergencies and times of crisis.

The new service, called CharMeck Alerts, allows you to opt-in to receive notifications via phone calls, text messaging, e-mail and more based on locations that interest you.

You can choose the notifications that you want to receive regarding events that may affect your home, workplace, schools and more, according to the release from the county.

The system will be used when there are imminent threats to life, health, an safety (severe weather events, hazardous material emergencies, evacuation orders, law enforcement activity and more).

Local government officials will also notify you of information that may affect the locations of your choice.

You can signup for the new service at

You must create an account to receive the notifications and you are also responsible for keeping your information in the system current.

Copyright 2013 WBTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow