Is your cell phone set up to receive Emergency Alerts? If not, now is the perfect time to make sure it is.

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? What better time to set up your phone to receive important messages regarding emergency situations. No matter where you live in Mesa County, your cell can be set up to receive emergency information, weather alerts, and more.

What about school emergencies? Your cell can be set up to receive important alerts regarding your child's school.

What about landline phones? Where landlines are concerned, they are already set up and registered to receive this information.

Setting up an account is easy. As a matter of fact, the signup process is simpler than most accounts. You'll need to provide a username, your name, create a password, and offer an email address. That is it. You're done and on your way.

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Let's face it, to date, 2020 has been brutal. Between COVID-19, the Western Colorado fires, and a number of police emergencies, there have been numerous events requiring your immediate attention. With talk of a harsh winter on the way, this feature could really come in handy.

What better way to observe National Preparedness Month than to sign up for this awesome service. Setting it up literally takes only a few moments. Once you have it... you have it. There's nothing more to do. Stay in the know with this Emergency Alerts.