The Grand Junction Regional Communication Center Emergency and Community Notification System is a great tool to provide essential information quickly for a variety of situations. The GJRCC sends alerts about emergencies such as evacuations, floods, gas leaks or other critical public safety information. You may also choose to receive Community Alerts about accidents, road closures, wildfires and prescribed burns, school closures, and power outages.
Recently, we’ve received complaints from citizens who have signed up for these notifications about the weather alerts that may come to your phone or email at inconvenient times–like when you’re sound asleep! Weather alerts are pushed out through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). We recognize the frustration of repeated late night messages, and want to make sure that the community knows that you can manage your alerts in a few, simple steps. Although we don’t have any discretion as to when or how often those alerts are sent out, you do!
First, log into your emergency alert account here. Once you log in, click the “edit” button on the “My Alert Subscriptions” box.
Next, navigate to the alerts you’d like to manage by expanding the menus, using the plus signs next to the menu option. You don’t have stop receiving the alerts completely; you can simply manage the times during which you’d like to receive them, and eliminate the late night messages! Once you’ve completed your changes, don’t forget to hit save.
Community and emergency alerts are a simple and effective way to reach a large population of citizens with critical safety information. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do. You can learn more about how the process works by clicking here. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at (970)549-5118.