Emergency Alert System

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Contact            Jill Bondhus                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telephone       Rice & Steele 911 Center                                  October 2, 2015
Office Phone   507-444-0341
Email                 Ricesteele911@rsc-psap.org



Owatonna, MN – Rice and Steele Counties upgraded their emergency alert system effective October 1, 2015.

This system, Everbridge, allows Rice & Steele 911 Center to notify citizens of emergent situations that may affect area residents and allows citizens to be informed of time sensitive incidents as they arise.  Rice and Steele Counties have offered Everbridge since 2012. This upgrade will allow weather alerts to be disseminated directly from National Weather Service, allows citizens to set a window of time for notifications, and to subscribe to which notifications they would like to receive.

Citizens can choose to receive messages through the following options: home phone, work phone, cell phone, email and SMS text messages. They can also choose to receive urgent notifications about events that may affect their home, workplace, family’s schools and more.

Citizens currently enrolled in Everbridge are required to access their account to validate notification choices. After 30 days if you do not validate your account you will no longer receive notifications.

To access the enrollment link for Everbridge, visit:

Steele County  http://www.co.steele.mn.us/

Rice County http://www.co.rice.mn.us/departments/sheriff

Anyone that would like assistance signing up or validating an account is encouraged to contact our office.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jill Bondhus at Rice & Steele 911 Center or email at Ricesteele911@rsc-psap.org.