What to do in case of an Emergency
During an emergency Delaware County officials, police, emergency responders, medical personnel and community officials will help ensure your safety – but first you need to know something is happening.
Whether it’s a severe storm, an Amber alert or a threat to your home or business – Delaware County residents now have an upgraded notification system where they can receive emergency notices through their phones, email and mobile devices.
Delaware County Council has established an enhanced emergency notification system – still called DelcoAlert — and urges all residents to register to receive alerts regarding a variety of announcements from severe weather to public health concerns.
The enhanced emergency notification system, called Delaware County Community Alert System, or Delco Alert, is an enhanced tool to ensure public safety at the highest level in the community.
DelcoAlert is an information and warning system that will provide test messaging through email devices or cell phones for numerous types of events. These messages can be delivered to you wherever you may be with your wireless devices. The system allows multiple devises to be enrolled making it a perfect medium for making sure that all members of the family get important warnings as they come up. The system will be used by local municipalities and authorities, county, state and federal agencies to communicate important information.
DelcoAlert continues to be a free service. It’s simple to register. To sign up, residents can go the county website at www.co.delaware.pa.us and click on the yellow DelcoAlert icon. Residents can register for the alerts they are interested in, and the devices they want to include in the notification process. Subscribers can opt in and opt out at any time for the types of alerts they want to receive.