FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAY 12, 2021
Upgrades to Emergency Notification System benefits residents of Butler County
Butler County Residents — Upgrades to Iowa’s emergency notification system, Alert Iowa, are making it easier for residents of Butler County to sign up and receive alerts about severe weather and other emergencies.
Alert Iowa is a statewide emergency notification system the county uses to send alerts to residents. Improvements to the system will enable Butler County Emergency Management to better communicate emergency information directly to citizens via voice call, text message, email, and social media. The system also now has the capability to translate messages into multiple languages.
Residents who are currently signed up to receive alerts will need to sign up again.
To sign up: (ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS)
- Create an account on the Butler County web portal at:
- Text BUTLERIA to 672-83
- Download the Smart911 app from the Apple or Google Play stores. (free app)
- Select Butler Co SMS Opt-in Emergency Notifications and select your options
The target date for Butler County to have the transition to the upgraded system completed is June 30,2021.