In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and now the arrival of the nor’easter less than two weeks later, residents in the Greater Morristown area realize the importance of not only preparation, but receiving up-to-date and accurate information.
One of the great resources available in the Morristown area is Nixle. Nixle is a FREE electronic bulletin/messaging service for local residents where they can receive alerts, announcements and community news directly from the local police department or governing body. In addition to local information, you are able to sign up for state information from organizations such as the NJ State Police, NJ Division of Fire Safety or NJ Regional Operations Intelligence Center.
Setting up the alerts is easy! Text your zip code to 888777 for mobile alerts or register online at nixle.com. If you sign up online, you are able to add more than one community to follow (imagine following not only your hometown, but the town you work at too!) and update the types of notifications you will receive. You can also use Nixle's services on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
After you register, you will receive notices like street closings, school openings/closings and transit information directly to your cell phone directly from the police department.
The communities of Chatham, Denville, Florham Park, Hanover, Harding, Madison, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown and Parsippany all participate in the program. If you haven’t registered, make sure to sign up today!