CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission is reminding Cullman County residents about its Cullman County Notification System. The application allows users to select which alerts they receive and from which location in the county they would like to receive them. Alerts can be received from all county departments and municipalities.
According to Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Tim Sartin the system has been in place for a while, and its effectiveness has led to steady growth. He said there have been over 15,000 signups so far.
Residents have the power to tailor their alerts based on their preferences. Whether it’s weather updates, road conditions or governmental announcements, users can handpick the types of notifications they receive.
“It’s a fast notification system. You get to pick and choose what you want to get alerts from,” Sartin explained. “And if they subscribe to the alert system, they need to go ahead and download the EMA app as well, because the EMA app gives them a lot of different options as well, such as storm shelter listings, like the address of where the storm shelters (are).”
The EMA application is available for Android and iOS and can be found in the respective app stores.
“I think people should sign up for it because it’s a huge benefit and doesn’t cost them anything,” Sartin stated. “It’s another tool in your toolbox when things happen and you need notification.”
According to Sartin, the goal is to ensure residents are proactive and as prepared as they can be in case of an emergency.
The Cullman County Notification System is a free service and can be found at https://entry.inspironlogistics.com/cullman_al/wens.cfm. Users can unsubscribe at any time. It is a free service provided by Cullman County; however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages, a user’s cell phone must have text messaging capabilities.