*Remember* You Can Manage the Weather Alerts that Come Through Our Community Notification System #GVCopBeat #gjco #mesacounty

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BannerThis week we have received several phone calls from citizens wondering why they are receiving weather alerts through the Community Notification System in the overnight hours.  These recent weather alerts have been the result of freeze watches and warnings issued for our county.  Understandably, those citizens dislike that they are being woken up by these notifications.

The weather alerts in question are an optional service that is only one small part of our Emergency and Community Notification System.  If you are receiving them through our system, it is because you checked the weather alerts box in the list of options for the additional notifications you receive.  The good news is there is a very easy fix for those who no longer wish to receive them.  Simply go back into the account you created (here’s the link to log in) and look for the My Alerts section.  Find the edit button, and then uncheck the box next to weather alerts.

Some of the callers have told us they just want to be taken off the system completely.  The problem with doing that is we won’t be able to notify you by cell phone, text, or email when there is an emergency associated with the address you entered.  These critical emergency notifications happen less frequently than the optional community notifications you choose, and they are a very important tool for notifying the public during serious situations. You would benefit more by simply removing the types of alerts that are causing you concern, such as the weather alerts.

If you have any questions or are unable to get into your account using the link above, please call us at 970-549-5405.

Also- if you haven’t signed up to receive Emergency and Community Notifications via your cell phone, email, or text message, please consider doing so.  It only takes a couple of minutes.  Here’s the link to sign up.

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