Sumter County is changing the emergency mass notification system and residents need to sign up for it. AlertSumter is replacing CodeRED.
AlertSumter will offer a more robust emergency notification capability to the residents of Sumter County. AlertSumter is part of the Florida Division of Emergency Management’s initiative to provide mass notification services to all Florida residents and businesses using Everbridge, Inc. as the statewide provider.
Sumter County will use AlertSumter to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies. Messages will be sent to residents by their preferred contact paths—cell phone, text, home phone, email, fax, pager and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information.
Emergency Management is facilitating the transition to AlertSumter, which is now live. Residents can self-register by visiting www.SumterPrepares.com, selecting the AlertSumter button, and following the instructions. Residents can also call 352-689-4400 and register over the phone.
Residents will be signed up for both systems while the transition takes place. After Sept. 30, residents will no longer receive notifications from CodeRED. Emergency Management will conduct a significant public outreach program for the next two months to assist residents in moving to the AlertSumter system.
For more information about how to prepare for emergencies, visit www.SumterPrepares.com.