Baltimore County Introduces New Emergency Alert System

On Monday, March 21st, Baltimore County unveiled “BaltCo Alert,” the County’s official emergency alert system notifying county residents and businesses of urgent situations that may require efforts to prepare or lifesaving actions.

The opt-in system will result in automated messages for events and situations requiring immediate notification, such as severe weather, utility outages, and evacuations. Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski discussed the importance of the new system in a press release:

“Clear, timely communication is critical for supporting effective and efficient emergency response and for ensuring our residents can remain safe,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “BaltCo Alert allows us to instantly share critical and time-sensitive information with the Baltimore County community, giving residents the resources they need to take action to protect themselves and their loved ones.”

Baltimore County residents can register here. In addition to BaltCoAlert messaging, the County shares emergency information on the Baltimore County Emergency Management’s Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor pages, Fire News blog and additional social media channels.

Those who need help with registration or have BaltCo Alert technical questions may contact County Emergency Management through emergencymanagement@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Read the full press release.

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