For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Spring in St. Louis often brings the possibility of severe weather, which is why the City of St. Louis is encouraging residents to be prepared for the upcoming storm season. One of the most important things individuals can do is to sign up to receive free emergency messages via text message and/or email from the City of St. Louis Emergency Management Agency (CEMA). These text messages, sent directly from CEMA to individual citizens, will give residents the warning and information they need to be safe.
“The City is constantly looking to improve policy and procedures to ensure that residents and visitors are safe during any emergency situation that could occur in the City of St. Louis,” said CEMA Director Gary Christmann. “Nixle provides immediate, important information directly to citizens’ cell phones. This important tool has already proved to be a lifesaver in other cities, and I’m confident that it can help to improve public safety in the case of an emergency in St. Louis.”
During the Ready STL Campaign, all City employees will be encouraged to sign up for the free service. Information will be distributed to neighborhood groups, major businesses, and other organizations to encourage their members and employees to join Nixle.
Signing up for Nixle is as easy as texting STLCEMA to 888777 from your cell phone in order to receive CEMA’s Nixle text messages. For more messaging options, you may register through the web site, www.Nixle.com.
If you would like a Nixle widget for your web site or camera ready copy for your newsletter, please contact Cathy Smentkowski at (314) 589-8132.