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'ACT Now!' for Chatham Township's Community Alert System

Township launches campaign to increase registration for communication system.

The Chatham Township Committee launched on Tuesday a campaign to increase registration for its community alert system.

Alert Chatham Township Now! (ACT Now!) is administered by Everbridge, a leading provider of critical communication solutions, and has 1,360 people registered. Residents can register or manage their existing profile on the township website.

“I want to thank those residents and local businesses who have already registered for our Emergency & Community Alert System and would encourage those who have not done so to ACT Now!,” Mayor Kevin Sullivan said in a prepared statement.

"Alert Chatham Township is a service that provides registrants with important updates on emergency- and community-related events. Whether it’s a major snow storm, road closure or a community alert, this system allows us to keep residents abreast of important events in the township in a timely manner."

The system offers the following alerts residents can sign up for that can be delivered by phone, email or text message:

  • Emergency alerts
  • General alerts
  • Traffic accidents or detours
  • Road closures
  • Severe weather alerts
  • Power/water outages
  • Crime alerts/police activity
  • Missing persons
  • Miscellaneous community alerts
Messages will be sent to all standard voice and text communication devices that an individual has registered, including landline phones, cell phones and email, according to the township's statement.

Recipients can confirm getting the alert by replying "yes." If a person does not confirm, the system will try a second contact number or email. The system will continue to try to reach the person until it receives a confirmation receipt.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the alert system can be found here.

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