Switzerland County EMA and Sheriff’s Office will begin using a new mass notification system called NIXLE Community Information Service. NIXLE allows us to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via secure voice calls (land line and cell phone), text messages, email, Facebook and Twitter. Notifications can also be accessed online at NIXLE’S web site www.nixle.com.
Notifications via voice message (land line and cell phone) will only include emergency situations such as Inclement Weather Warnings, Boil Water Advisory, Evacuation Information, Bomb Threat, Chemical Spill/Gas Leak, any other emergency situation where mass notification is essential for life safety. Notifications via text message, email, Facebook and Twitter will include emergency situations as well as non-life threatening community notices.
All CenturyLink landline users are automatically included on the voice message list. If you do not wish to receive the emergency calls, please call Switzerland Co EMA at 812-427-4300 and leave the name and number you wish to have removed.
To receive cell phone voice message, text message, email, Facebook and Twitter messages, login on the www.nixle.com web site and click on “Sign Up Free” button. Once you make an account, you can choose what you want to receive and how you want to receive the messages. You can also access Nixle thru a link on the following websites, www.switzerland-county.com, www.townofvevay.org, www.patriotin.com, www.vevaynewspapers.com, and www.froggy959.com.
You must sign up to receive cell phone calls, text messages, emails, Facebook and Twitter. You are automatically signed up to receive landline calls if you have a CenturyLink home phone account. If you have any questions or need help signing up, please call Switzerland Co EMA at 812-427-4300.
Switzerland County will no longer use CodeRed Emergency Notification System as of April 1, 2014.