Supervisor Alexander J. Gromack, Police Chief Michael Sullivan, and the Town Board announce the Town of Clarkstown will launch Ready Clarkstown. The Town has begun using Ready Clarkstown, an emergency notification system provided by Everbridge, the leading emergency notification system provider, to communicate with thousands of businesses and residents in minutes during an emergency.
The Town of Clarkstown will be able to alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues and other emergencies using Ready Clarkstown. Messages can be sent to residents on any communication path desired – cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager, PDA and more – ensuring that residents and Town emergency personnel receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements within minutes. In addition, the Town plans to use the Everbridge system to notify residents about other important activities, such as road closures, storm recovery efforts, major crime events, flooding and snow emergencies.
“We have a commitment to our residents to protect them from any danger that threatens our community. The ability to reach all residents quickly during an emergency to warn them and provide guidance is critical to upholding that commitment, which is why we are rolling out Ready Clarkstown,” said Supervisor Gromack. “The Ready Clarkstown emergency notification system ensures the Town will be able to react accurately and efficiently in a natural disaster or other crisis.”
Residents listed in the City’s 9-1-1 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by home phone; however, residents are strongly encouraged to self-register in order to provide additional contact information.
“The new Ready Clarkstown emergency notification system allows the Town to get fast accurate information to residents and businesses about police activity, road closures, weather and more,” said Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan. “We are asking residents to please sign up for Ready Clarkstown because if we can’t contact you, we can’t alert.”