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Whitestown announces new alert system to keep community informed

Apr 26, 2021 | News, Public Relations Department

The Town of Whitestown has announced a new alert system that enables residents to sign up for free to receive timely and actionable alerts via email, text, or voice message.

“The new alert system is another in a line of efforts we are making to connect with every resident,” said Whitestown Town Council President Clinton Bohm. “This service allows for critical communication with the public and provides individuals with the information needed to stay safe or take precautions during hazardous or emergency situations.”

The platform, Smart 911, is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from local authorities. These alerts keep residents informed on situations involving weather, traffic, public safety, and other emergencies.

“Utilizing the Smart911 platform makes it easier for our residents since Boone County already uses the same system,” said Whitestown Town Manager Jason Lawson. “Existing Smart911 users can simply log into their account and opt-in to the Whitestown lists.”

“We encourage all members of our community and their families to sign up for alerts and input their information and notification preferences in order to be prepared should an emergency occur,” said Whitestown Director of Public Relations Kim Heffner. “Once logged in, residents can choose which topics they would like to be notified about – traffic, weather, public safety, general alerts, or community events.”

Residents can get started by visiting www.whitestown.in.gov/alerts or download the Smart911 app.