The city is launching a new emergency notification system called EvanstonAlerts to notify residents of imminent threats to health and safety, such as critical police activity, gas leaks and flooding.

With EvanstonAlerts residents can sign up for text message, email and phone alerts for multiple locations, such as their home, workplace, and school, so that they receive notifications relevant to them.

You can sign up online or by calling 847-448-4311.

After registering, residents can also download the free ContactBridge mobile app, available on the App Store and Google Play. ContactBridge allows users to receive messages and push notifications on their mobile devices, as well as provide the City with information, photos and more in the event the emergency notification system is activated.

The city says user registration information will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for emergency purposes only.

The city plans to continue also providing alerts to landline phones and over 1650 AM radio and cable channel 16.

The non-emergency email and text message notifications for street cleaning, snow removal, crime alerts, City newsletters and other topics will not be affected by the new system.

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  1. What’s new about it

    What exactly is being changed or launched? I've had an account with Evanston's everbridge system for years. Other than a press release about a new ambulance in September, I've never gotten an alert from it.

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