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Emergency 911 Twitter Notification

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. While the service itself costs nothing to use, accessing it through SMS may incur phone service provider fees.

Delaware County E911 will use the twitter service as an emergency notification system during imminent situations when speed is paramount to ensure public safety.

  • Severe Weather
  • Travel Advisories

The notification system also will be used as a way to communicate to the community about critical information.

  • Traffic Delays from Accidents.
  • Road Closings.
  • Missing Children.
  • Widespread power outages.
  • School Lock-Down (Other than routine)

Community members who wish to receive 911 emergency tweet notifications, whether via logging onto twitter or text messages to their cell phone, will need to create a twitter account and "follow" Delaware County E911. The twitter site explains in detail how to create an account and receive twitter alerts on ones cell phone.