Kanawha County, West Virginia – August 18, 2022 – Public safety officials in Kanawha County are excited to announce that Smart911 is available to all residents. Smart911 is a free service that
allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from Kanawha County Authorities. These alerts keep residents and travelers informed about potentially hazardous situations involving
weather, traffic and other emergencies. With Smart911, you can also provide 9-1-1 call takers and first responders critical information you want them to know in any kind of emergency.

When you call 9-1-1, your Smart911 Safety Profile will be provided to the 9-1-1 call takers where they can view your address, medical information, home information, description of pets and vehicles, and emergency contacts. You can provide as much or as little information as you like.

Smart911 is a national service, meaning your Smart911 Safety Profile travels with you and is visible to any participating 9-1-1 center nationwide.

Kanawha County residents and travelers can download the Smart911 app to sign up for emergency notifications to receive key information needed in an emergency. You can also visit https://www.metro911.org/rave-alert-smart-911/ and sign up to receive emergency alerts via memail, text, or automated phone call. The alerts to expect would include tornado warnings, flash flood warnings, sever thunderstorm warnings, emergencies requiring a resident to shelter in place or emergencies providing lifesaving actions, all based on their real-time location.

Download the Smart911 App on the Apple Store or Google Play

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