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Posted on: March 14, 2018

City Begins Transition to New Everbridge Notification System

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The City of Forney will be terminating their contract with the BlackBoard Connect Emergency Notification System and enter into an agreement with the more efficient and cost effective Everbridge notification system. The new notification system will also improve communication regarding City events and emergency notifications.

At the time of launch, residents and community members will be able to sign-up for three separate types of notifications within the Everbridge system: Emergency/Severe Weather Alerts, City Events and City News.

  • Emergency/Severe Weather Alerts – will cover all weather alerts and emergency notifications in the City and surrounding area
  • City Events – provide updates on City sponsored events both before, during and after events
  • City News – offer information on City press releases, website updates, news worthy items

Those who choose to receive notifications, will also be able to decide their preferred method of contact. Options include email, SMS text and telephone calls through the City’s 972.564.7342 number. How do you sign up? If you were previously signed up through Blackboard Connect, you should have received a notification email that your account has been transitioned to the new notification system, however you will still need to confirm through a link provided in the notification email. It is at that time you may decide to add or subtract different types of emergency notifications. If you are unsure or haven’t signed up for the service, you may sign up through the main page on the City’s website, beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 16.

This service is not only offered to residents but anyone living within the Kaufman County Emergency Services District #6. For more information or to sign up, please visit www.cityofforney.org/alerts.

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